The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Vagharshapat

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Visit the World Heritage Site of The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, a series of early churches scattered across the holy city of Vagharshapat, dating from the 4th to 7th centuries. Admire the statuesque cathedral, believed to be the world's oldest, and considered Armenia's mother church, and visit the two smaller, 7th-century churches, well preserved and renowned for their classic Armenian architecture style. The fourth church, a circular cathedral, is now in ruins, but you can still view its partially reconstructed walls and columns. Add The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots to your Vagharshapat travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vagharshapat vacation generator.
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  • This place is an Unesco monument and it has a medieval church and one much older relatively well preserved. A very interesting site with a lot of history and well maintained. A short distance from cen...  more »
  • The church and ruins are very close to Yerevan and both are worth visiting. The ruins don't offer much, but what is left is enough to spark imagine as to how grand the completed cathedral could have b...  more »
  • I was fortunate in the timing of our visit, we were at Echmiadzin on Palm Sunday and were able to hear the service, the bells, and watched as the Armenian Pope walked from his lodgings to the Church f...  more »