Akdamar Island and Church


History of Akdamar Church


Akdamar Church

Vaspurakan King  Gagik I ordered to built a church for name of the Holly Cross.Monk Manuel completed church between in 915-921.There is a chapel at northeast (added between in 1296-1336), jamadun at west ( added 1793) campanile at south (added 18 th century).Akdamar Church is regarded as one of the brightest works of medieval Armenian art in terms of architecture.
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism restored church in 2007 and since that date church use as monument museum.

Features of Church

Churs has a wonderfull relief art,there are many relief about about some events.Especially from.Can see some events from Bible and Torah.Church built on four-leaf clover plan.There are 2 doors at west and south.They used red andesite on walls .

Where is Akdamar Church

akdamar church
Akdamar island

Akdamar church is located in Van which at East Anatolia.Chuch is  in island in Van Lake.Church far from 55 kilometers from Van.Firstly must go to Van with plane.Than go to pier which between Van-Tatvan highway.After can go to island with small ships, it takes about 20 minutes.


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