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Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Yerevan

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Standing atop a cliff overlooking the Hrazdan River and facing the ruins of the 16th-century Erivan Fortress, Saint Sarkis Cathedral serves as a popular visiting spot for Yerevan residents. Watch locals coming here to pray and light candles in this orange tufa stone building, which features elaborate carvings along its entrance arches and above its doors. With the present building constructed between 1835 and 1842 on the site of an earlier church, the cathedral also houses the seat of the Araratian Pontifical Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The cathedral’s neo-classical interior features a number of icon paintings. To visit Saint Sarkis Cathedral and other attractions in Yerevan, use our Yerevan trip planner.
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  • Curious Cathedral, modern and with a good stylistic connotation to traditional Armenian temple architecture. Particularly pleased the smiling Angel above the main entrance is on the left (photo I attach).
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  • Built in 1935 without official the permission of the Soviet government, thus risking death, this church is a tribute to the bravery of the Armenian faithful. The architecture is definitely Armenian an...  more »
  • This church is near the Ararat factories and the parajanov museum. Beautiful church and I would recommend a visit.  more »
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  • really nice armenian church in the center of Yerevan.
  • Charch is not so old as many others in Armenia, but also very beautiful one.
  • Nice
  • What nice place
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