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The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots

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Address: Manushyan St, Vagharshapat, Armenia
Phone Number: 10 545570
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Great model in museum

You need to visit the museum first to be able to interpret the ruins. Whilst there we were fortunate to hear an impromptu performance by a professional quartet

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
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Launceston, Australia

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

You need to visit the museum first to be able to interpret the ruins. Whilst there we were fortunate to hear an impromptu performance by a professional quartet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

To have a heading of 'The Churches of Echmiatsin ( misspelt by TA ) and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots' would include Echmiadzin Cathedral, the monastery and the whole site plus the churches of St Hripsime and St Gaynes and Zvartnots Historical site. Which all have separate listings anyway in TripAdvisor already apart from Zvartnots . So as the only... More 

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Mashhad, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

It was really old and fresh.i think it is good for evey one who visit armenia to see this place.It was amazing church and full of Aspiring young Christians.I dont know too much about this things but i enjoyed that atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

There is a separate listing for Echmiatsin so I will concentrate on Zvartnots. The place will be liked by history and archaeology lovers, but honestly there is not too much to see except ruins (seen one-seen all) - impression is not improved by the fact that this is about the one attraction in Vagharshapat that charges for entrance. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This was totally different than all what we have seen around Armenia. The Zvartnots Temple with all he standing columns in round shape, the half walls, the theater, and all the ruins of Zvartnots let you feels like you are going back on time. Zvartnots It's a must visit to everyone who reach Yerevan. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

And a different story was written in this part of the world...where you can witness the Christian influence on the region from this point...not far from the capital...easy to get there...and the buildings are well kept

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Be sure to visit the museum as much information in English is provided. In addition, you can enlist the aide of a guide. Some of the pictures are from the ruins and many are from inside the museum. On a clear day, Mt. Ararat is visitble from here.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Both sites have separate entirety in trip advisor,but both are excellent sites and are a must in Armenia, both are near to each other and very near to Yerevan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This structure was originally built in the 7th Century and destroyed in the 10th Century earthquake. Some of it is still standing, but some is just lying on the ground exposed to the elements, including significant portions of the window traceries. Be sure to visit the adjacent museum which includes an excellent wooden model of the original church which comes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited this site with my family last weekend. Zvartnots, meaning "celestial angels", is an Armenian cathedral built from 643-652. The cathedral is unique by it's central planning (one of the oldest planning forms, there are only couple of such cathedrals found in the territory of Armenia), located about 20km from Yerevan, so it takes 30 roughly minutes to get there... More 

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