Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery

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Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
Եղիշէ Առաքեալի վանք
Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery - Եղիշե առաքյալի վանք.JPG
Remains of Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
Location
LocationTartar,
Republic of Artsakh Artsakh Republic (de facto)
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (de jure)
Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery is located in Republic of Artsakh
Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
Shown within Republic of Artsakh
Geographic coordinates40°20′09″N 46°41′38″E / 40.335775°N 46.693794°E / 40.335775; 46.693794Coordinates: 40°20′09″N 46°41′38″E / 40.335775°N 46.693794°E / 40.335775; 46.693794
Architecture
Groundbreaking5th century
Completed13th century

Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery (Armenian: Եղիշէ Առաքեալի վանք, or Monastery of Yeghishe the Apostle) is an Armenian Apostolic Church located on the bank of the Tartar in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Because of the close proximity to the militarized border, no visitors are allowed to travel to the monastery.

Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery was built sometime in the 5th century and expanded in the 13th century. The minster is surrounded by 7 chapels, one of which is the tomb of Vachagan III, King of Aghvank, also known as Vachagan the Pious, (487–510).

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