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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  • Definitely worth a visit to this place, feeling impressed me moving the priests going to mass to the accompaniment of bells of Cathedral. The Cathedral is very easy to get-just 300 metres from the bus stop taxi going from Yerevan. The visit is not admittedly long, but is worth the dedication of time on visiting one of the oldest surviving Christian churches of the world.
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  • Here there is a lot to see, we were even seeing a wedding! Many churches and the Zvarnost site is pretty big and explained (in English) very well.
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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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