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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Vagharshapat holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Walk around, enjoy it at your own pace, pay attention to the details, try to understand the history behind. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • Very interesting and picturesque places. Near Yerevan. The residence of the Catholicos in etchmiadzin, temples and churches rich in Armnii, the rest are much stricter and less decorated. Zvartnots generally resembles the ruins of ancient Rome. Ride better on sunny days, especially Zvartnots, because there's an open-air museum.
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  • The outside is covered in a lot of scaffolding in October 2017 but looks very nice. Concentrated then on the amazing inside. Highlight would have to be the relics to include bits of the Cross as well ...  more »

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