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The Church--now mosque--is a clear reflection of Kar's Armenian past. It is situated in the old part of town with the bridge and castle in the immediate vicinity. I enjoyed the variety of crosses. It was amusing to see some local dogs taking the shoes...More
Not a museum, but the former Church of the Apostles, and now known as the Kumbet Camii since its re-conversion to a mosque in 1994 under pressure from the Islamic authorities. Not only is there a modern mosque just 50m from this old church, but...More
Most impressive from the outside; similar to the church ruins found at Ani from the same period. Made of basalt and primitive carvings of the apostles to be found round the base of the dome. Next door to the more modern Evliya mosque - the...More
It's hard to associate this beautiful building with any religion, it's literally a house of God: it was built as a church back in 937, was converted into a mosque in 1064, was converted again into a church in 1878, was used as a museum...More