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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  • Go from Yerevan bus station located next to the Kilikidi plant Ararat, about 30 minutes. Jetchmiadzin itself is fenced, has a new-round tower with Windows crosses. Sam jetchmiadzinskij monastery-och unusual-unlike the rest of the Church. It infects the enormity, colours. Local, despite the ban, taking pictures and walking around as if they came in the night club. Next to the bus stop has a roadside Café where over 100 AMD you can drink some Armenian coffee,
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  • Really liked this set, were together with a guide who was telling the story of this place and of religion and the separation of the Armenian Church. Inside was also a tour guide, but tired and without enthusiasm.
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  • My review is only about Zvarnontc which is located in direct proximity to the airport and a complex of Echmiadzin. Despite the fact that these are two different object and they are located in different cities, but guides do not make a big difference when you visit these two monasteries. I'd entered a ticket to visit the two sites. The monastery Zvarnotc you can enter even by car, because of the road it in meters per 300 x. On site you will not see the monumental buildings, only the ruins of the Church, which recovered partially (up to the first level) and have acquired a kind of Greek are falling. And what happens to the restored objects you've probably seen (see) in Garni. Next to the ruins of a Museum, but aunt guides so apparently barn in these cold days ( -10) that could barely answer simple questions, so include search or trust Guide, especially on panels near the ruins of Russian (and English) letters pretty stjorlis' (and not read.
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