Due to its high position the dome of St. Hovhannes Church is visible from almost all parts of Shushi city. The Church is famous as “Kanach Jam”, for the green color of the dome; “kanach” is literally translated from Armenian as green and “Jam” means chapel. According to the construction protocol, the church was built in 1818. It was architectural innovation at that time. The Green Chapel is distinguished by its unique interior design that makes it unrepeatable in the ranks of similar architectural structures.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Kanach Jam Church by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Kanach Jam Church the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Kanach Jam Church depends on the weather conditions.
According to the building inscription, the church was built in 1818 in the place of the former Gharabaghtsots wooden church (in bottom eastern part of fort-town, existed in the second half of 18th century). In the walls is placed the former church's inscription. The dome of the ramparted church and its chapel are seen from very far. The latter have architectural innovations.
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