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Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
Եղիշէ Առաքեալի վանք
Basic information
Location Mardakert Province,
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Nagorno Karabakh Republic
Geographic coordinates 40°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
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Architectural description
Architectural style Armenian
Groundbreaking 5th century
Year completed 13th century
NKR locator
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Shown within Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery (Armenian: Եղիշէ Առաքեալի վանք, or Monastery of Saint Elishe) is an Armenian Apostolic monastery that is located on the bank of the Yeghsharakel River in the Mardakert region of 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. The minster is surrounded by 7 chapels, one of which is the tomb of King Vachagan III, also known as Vachagan the Pious (487-510).

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