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Address: Merkez, Diyarbakir, Turkey

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impressive Armenian church building in Diyarbakir

This is said to be the largest church space in the Middle East, reflecting the days when Armenian Christians played a prominent part in city life in Diyarbakir. The building was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is said to be the largest church space in the Middle East, reflecting the days when Armenian Christians played a prominent part in city life in Diyarbakir. The building was an empty shell until just a few years ago, as well illustrated in the photos on display. Therefore, it is a remarkable achievement that the church is now back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A lovely interior and an interesting contrast to the nearby Ulu Cami. One of Diyarbakir's main tourist attractions, it should definitely be included on any tourist itinerary

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This church is apparently one of the largest Armenian churches in the Middle East. The inside is fairly impressive and has beautiful arches and stonework. It was restored in recent years (the roof has been rebuilt) and should be open for visit, although it's possible you may need to find someone to open it (when I arrived it was already... More 

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It took some time but now the church is completely restored - the construction goes back to the 14th C (1376) and it is completely different from other Armenian churches that I have seen in Armenia! Maybe they could add some Armenian music to lighten up the atmosphere (and to get 5 stars)

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This church has been newly restored. The pictures outside show the situation 4 years earlier and it is a treasure given back to Diyarbakir. Worth visiting!

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