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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  • I visited this cathedral many years ago but there is no option to check for that period so I hope that TA will allow this to be published. A short ride from Yeravan and you can be in the small village...  more »
  • place in 40 min from Yerevan. historical place. interessnaja story. brl'shvja territory. There is a museum with relics and gifts
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  • Echmiadzin Cathedral was in the middle of the site. Pieces of the Spear of the Roman soldiers said to be pierced side of Christ is entering at different rates in the jewelry store located in the part of Noah's Ark, are exhibited. If by chance I do not think.
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