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Oshakan Tour

Oshakan Tour Packages
Country: Armenia
City: Aragatsotn Region
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Oshakan is a village in Aragatsotn, 8 kilometers southwest from Ashtarak. It is well known to historians and pilgrims of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

During the Arsacid Dynasty of the Kingdom of Armenia, it served as the main city of the province of Ayrarat and the capital of its Aragatsotn district from which the Amatuni noble family ruled. However, it is perhaps best known as the burial place of Saint Mesrob Mashtots: an Armenian monk, theologian, linguist and the creator of the Armenian alphabet.

Above his grave is a church rebuilt by Catholicos George IV in 1875. The church was covered with the icons in the 1960 by H.Minasyan. In the 1884 a bell two-story high, was sanctioned on the eastern side, an original undertaking in Armenian architecture.

There is information that Mesrop Mashtots established a school in Oshakan. Oshakan with its fruit-bearing gardens was one of the most famous villages of Armenia.

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