- ST. MARIANE / Xlllth century
church which stands north-west of the village of Ashtarak was built in
1281. Its ground plan is square on the exterior and cruciform on the
interior. The high drum and very tall roof of the dome have an unusual
relief decoration. The little bell-tower on the south wall was added in
the XIXth century and an unfinished structure dating from the beginning
of this century rises behind the church. The building is encircled by a
fortified polygonal wall which is almost completely destroyed.