CULTURE


Hotavank Monastery Complex

Baku, March 18, AZERTAC

The complex is situated in the Vank village of Kalbajar district. This complex consists of the basilica, the temple and the chapel. The basilica is a hall without internal columns. The eastern part of the hall is ended with the semicircular apse with sacristies on each side. The well-preserved cathedral was built by the Albanian tzar Ovanes Hachen.

Hatavan became a Christian religion centre of the Alban-Hachen principality from the 10th till the 15th century. In 1214 Arzu Hatun, the spouse of the Albanian tzar Vahtang, had built a church in memory of her perished spouse and two sons. The complex dates back to the 9th century.

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