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Saint Hripsime Church, Vagharshapat

Categories: Churches, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 35 reviews on the web
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. Put Saint Hripsime Church on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Vagharshapat trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is another wonderful UNESCO church to visit. Small and compact it is impressive given its age it is in a wonderful condition. It is well worth a visit. We were lucky to be there when a choir was ...  read more »
  • Nice church for a short visit just outside Yerevan built in the 3rdC AD and presently a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 
  • There is a whole history that accompanies the Church of Saint Hripsime Church, early Church and fortunately preserved refers to a story of beautiful maidens flee to dedicate fully to monastic life. They preferred martyrdom and Hripsine here lies. To visit for the simplicity and beauty of the typical Armenian architectural lines.
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  • A very beautiful little church on the top of a small plateau. In weekends you will see that is it s popular church for weddings. Come and experience an Armenian wedding first hand.
  • Magnificent. My daughter was married here.
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