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Gethsemane Chapel

Gethsemane Chapel
Գեթսեմանի Մատուռ
Gethsemane Chapel in 1901
Gethsemane Chapel is located in Armenia
Gethsemane Chapel
Shown within Armenia
Basic information
Location Yerevan Opera Theater place, Kentron District
Yerevan, Armenia
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Status Destroyed in the 1920s
Architectural description
Architectural type single-nave basilica with no dome
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 1690s

Gethsemane Chapel (Armenian: Գեթսեմանի Մատուռ, Get'semani Matur) was a small Armenian Apostolic church in the historic Shahar district of Yerevan, Armenia, that was destroyed during the 1920s to make way for the construction of the Yerevan Opera Theater on what is known today as the Tumanyan street.[1]

The Gethsemane chapel was built by the end of the 17th century, replacing a 13th-century domed basilica ruined during the 1679 earthquake. However, the chapel of Gethsemane had a shape of single-nave basilica with no dome. It was surrounded with the old Yerevan cemetery.

It was entirely renovated in 1901 through the donation of the wealthy Yerevanian Melik-Aghamalyan family. The chapel was eventually destroyed during the 1920s.

See also


  1. ^ Gethsemane Chapel

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