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Church of Saint John, Mastara

Church of Saint John
Սուրբ Յովհաննես Եկեղեցի
St. John Church of Mastara, October 2014
View from the southwest
Church of Saint John, Mastara is located in Armenia
Church of Saint John, Mastara
Shown within Armenia
Basic information
Location Mastara, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Architectural description
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 5th century

The Church of Saint John (Surp Hovanes), also known as Mastara Church, in Mastara, Armenia dates from the 5th century. It features a variation of the cruciform plan and central cupola'd church. In accordance with its square plan, the four projecting apses, inward-facing circular and outward facing polygonal, offer the requisite supports to hold up the imposing polygonal cupola. The complex church designs are like those in Avan and St. Hripsime Church, Echmiadzin.

The works of medieval architecture in Mastara include, among others, numerous khachkars.


External links

  • Armenian Architectural Studies: Mastara
  • Mastara Church
  • Mastara Church
  • Rensselaer Digital Collections: Mastara
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