Saint Hripsime Church, Vagharshapat

#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Armavir Province
Dedicated to a beautiful virgin that caught the eye of a Roman emperor, Saint Hripsime Church was listed as a World Heritage Site as a well-preserved example of a classic Armenian structure from the 7th century. Legend has it that Hripsime escaped the marriage with Emperor Diocletian only to be captured by an Armenian king who tortured her to death after she refused his advances. The complex architectural design--known as "Hripsime Type"--was elaborated to save the edifice from earthquakes. For Saint Hripsime Church and beyond, use our Vagharshapat online day trip planner to get the most from your Vagharshapat vacation.
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  • Proceed almost straight highway on foot from Echmiadzin and seclusion, so recommend your visit on the set. Is a style often seen in the Armenia Church exterior, but inside is a bit unique. It would also seem eerily at the imposing and some. Rustic scenery and Yerevan city is surrounded by the digitization of Yerevan on the outskirts of town, so can be enjoyed fully.
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  • Another Stunning church here in Armenia. You literally can see many everyday for a week straight and not see all of the great churches in Armenia. While not my favorite of all the churches here it is ...  more »
  • It is a super church old and very important in the history of the religion of Armenia. You can make on the way to echmiadsin. It is a short stop.
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  • The atmosphere inside Saint Hripsime Church is dark, musty and mysterious. Make sure to visit the basement to see the tomb of Hripsime.
  • Very beautiful church with the unique atmosphere. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Saint Hripsime is a very nice place. It is one of the holiest site in Armenia. Here you can find the tomb of saint Hripsime who was one of the 37 virgins who left the Roman Empire for Armenia. The church is very unique. It has tall niches which save it from earthquakes. The inside of the church is dark with a single light coming from a window. The tomb is on the left side of the altar.
  • Beautiful place, recomended
  • As a country that first adopted Christianity as national religion, Armenia has a lot of churches whose style is architecturally simple yet religiously scared, a very contrast with those splendid ones in Europe built at the times when the Church became super rich later. (Sep 2012)

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