Saint Hripsime Church, Vagharshapat

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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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  • Been here last January 5, 2018, 1st day tour of our last tour in Yerevan. The place is too many to tell stories. Again, too many tourists like me amazed by the architectural design of the church. Be i...  more »
  • It is not just another church that you can pass by in Armenia but a beautiful one amongst the lot. It was a rainy day during our visit which added more beauty to the church. As we did not visit with a...  more »
  • In 15 kilometers from Yerevan. Built in 7 century, strong earthquakes it is not touched. It was built on the spot where was killed and buried Holy Hripsime. tomb of this Saint is located in the crypt under the altar. It is this Saint initiated all the events which led to the baptism of Armenia. The temple is very beautiful and very popular. Here often hold weddings or christenings.
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  • I Visited Hripsime with OceanAir Travels and I don't know what to say. The best tour guide I’ve ever had. Here you can find the tomb of saint Hripsime and the church is very unique. The tomb is on the left side of the altar.
  • Oldeat armenian church
  • 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.
  • 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.
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