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Odzun Church, Alaverdi

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Admire early Christian stone masonry and exquisite rock carvings at Odzun Church, an Armenian three-nave basilica perched on a hilltop surrounded by mountains near Alaverdi. Made from elaborately patterned felsites (fine grained volcanic rocks), this impressive eighth-century church protects the site of a single-nave basilica built by the world’s first Christian king. Legend has it that Thomas the Apostle buried Jesus’ swaddling clothes on this site before leaving for India. A barrel-vaulted roof and a characteristic octagonal bell tower stand out as masterpieces of Armenian architecture. Ask one of the local priests to tell you more about the church's history and the legends associated with it. Arrange to visit Odzun Church and other attractions in Alaverdi using our Alaverdi travel route planner.
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  • Odzun is now a rather sleepy town of about 4000 inhabitants, lying at about 1000m. high on a plateau overlooking the "dzor" of the Debed river. The dzor, that is, a deep and narrow gorge enclosed... 
    Odzun is now a rather sleepy town of about 4000 inhabitants, lying at about 1000m. high on a plateau overlooking the "dzor" of the Debed river. The dzor, that is, a deep and narrow gorge enclosed...  more »
  • Odzun church is on of the oldest churches in Armenia (dated back to 6th century). It is located in Lori province. The nature around the church is very beautiful and this makes the place very... 
    Odzun church is on of the oldest churches in Armenia (dated back to 6th century). It is located in Lori province. The nature around the church is very beautiful and this makes the place very...  more »
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  • Try to visit Odzun when the weather is not so hot, it better when the weather is cloudy
  • There was a fine place I ever been. This is domed basilica church with beautiful atmosphere. I am suggesting to go there !!!!

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