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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  • Invisible Cathedral from there, or you'll be back from the garden planted with roses, beautiful interior, Cathedral. Back was undergoing repair. No chip needed toilet of the premises very, clean room, and US officials who would pass the paper because I thought I was turned down. Staff have developed milder in, I got the impression, the head temple of the Church of Armenia.
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  • Zvartnots is a newly excavated byzantine site which has been sympathetically restored in part. Historic value is impossible to rate and it is a site not to be missed to understand the religious beginn...  more »
  • zvartnots ruins are 3 star. nice to view for 10 min, then time to move on. ruins are hard to appreciate, you get only fleeting impression of what was. the "holy see" of the Armenian church are 5 star....  more »