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The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots

Manushyan St, Vagharshapat, Armenia
+374 10 545570
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Manushyan St, Vagharshapat, Armenia
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All in all not our favorite place in Armenia, we were also not lucky that the oldest church was being refurbished, but we definitely preferred the architecture and atmosphere of all the other monasteries and churches we visited during our trip. So if it is...More

Thank Mylene_Laurent
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both sites are a must see for anyone visiting the Yerevan region. The Zvartnots ruins are near the airport and are well worth visiting this unesco site. The Etchmiadzin cathedral it magnificent and is the oldest cathedral in the world. awesome relics in the church...More

Thank Christian H
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

After visiting Gehard and Garni, we left the eastern side of Yerevan and went to the west of the city to visit Echmiadzin cathedral. Although there were scaffoldings which made the view a little bit unsightful, the beauty of this monument was still obvious. The...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The Churches of Echmiatsin is the the first christian church of whole the world. I was fascinated by the beautiful singing of the clergy

Thank Frantisek R
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Walk around, enjoy it at your own pace, pay attention to the details, try to understand the history behind. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Ana Maria S
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

The outside is covered in a lot of scaffolding in October 2017 but looks very nice. Concentrated then on the amazing inside. Highlight would have to be the relics to include bits of the Cross as well as St. Longinus spear. Worth a visit for...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

These ancient religious sites are simply fascinating and can be found nowhere else on earth, Zvartnots is now a ruin but it used to be a monumental christian catherderal. We arrived mid morning lucky to be suprised by an opera performance of Armenian folk songs...More

Thank Lucinda P
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

In the year 2000 UNESCO declared three churches in Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvarnots as World Heritage Sites. The three churches in Echmiatsin proper have each a separate entry in Tripadvisor, not so Zvarnots, which is about 3km outside Echmiatsin and a unique...More

Thank saronic
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Being here, you feel like walking through the living heart of Armenian religion. The churches here are interesting for a one hour visit or so. And walking through the gardens with all the beautiful flowers is a treat for the eye. Get here by bus...More

Thank rgrol
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Holy See of Echmiadzin, the main cathedral, has gone through numerous expansions and renovations since being originally built in 301. The entrance had a large 2001 Papal Visit Monument built when John Paul II visited and gave a service there. In the church gardens, there...More

Thank thelonious22
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