Church of the Holy Apostles

Local nameKümbet Camii
LocationKars, Turkey

The Cathedral of Kars, also known as the Holy Apostles Church is a former Armenian Apostolic church in Kars, eastern Turkey. Built in the mid-10th century by the Armenian Bagratid King Abas I, it was converted into a mosque in 1579. In the 19th and early 20th century it was converted into a Russian Orthodox and later Armenian cathedral. In 1993 it was again converted into a mosque and is called Kümbet Mosque. It currently comprises part of a larger Islamic complex that includes the Evliya Mosque, the biggest mosque in Kars.

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Address Kaleiçi Mh., Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Kırzıoğlu Cd 65-73, 36100 Kars/Kars Province, Turkey

Coordinates 40°36'40.584" N 43°5'29.275" E

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