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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  • In the year 2000 UNESCO declared three churches in Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvarnots as World Heritage Sites. The three churches in Echmiatsin proper have each a separate entry in Tri...  more »
  • Being here, you feel like walking through the living heart of Armenian religion. The churches here are interesting for a one hour visit or so. And walking through the gardens with all the beautiful fl...  more »
  • Armenian Center of spirituality and faith with the ancient Central Church erected in 301 and redeveloped in the 17th century, where you can admire the splendid frescoes that decorate the upper part of the vault, floral style Persian, as well as the entrance. Place lively, especially on Sundays for the liturgy Sung. The rooms are spacious and also with modern buildings as the Baptistry or the altar for mass outside. You can also assist in the procession of the catholicos and the clergy that is very impressive. Must see!
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