The church is located in the Vagharshapat city and is part of the Ehmiadzin monastery complex. Since 2000 the church has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The temple built in 630 on the orders of the Catholicos Ezr, according to the legend on the site of the martyrdom of the abbess Gayane. The relics of St. Gayane rest on the southern wall of the temple, next to the altar niche. From the time to the present day, the appearance of the building and its interior design have remained practically unchanged. Only during the reconstruction of the XVII century, the dome and ceilings were partially modified. The necropolis of the highest Armenian clergy is also located here.
Straight paths and the presence of one small step at the entrance make the church accessible for visits.