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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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  • September 6, 2017
    This church is near the Ararat factories and the parajanov museum. Beautiful church and I would recommend a visit.  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    Seeing the sunday liturgy at this imposing catherderal was an inspiring experience beautiful ceilings choir and sense of christianities ancient roots. Best time to visit.  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    this Cathedral is simply amazing both in size and structure, got instant joy when entered this place the sheer size of it and both inside and outside structure is amazing and makes it more appealing t...  more »
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  • January 10, 2017
    really nice armenian church in the center of Yerevan.
  • February 5, 2016
    Charch is not so old as many others in Armenia, but also very beautiful one.
  • February 7, 2017
    Nice
  • January 4, 2015
    What nice place
  • November 12, 2015
    nothing to say.

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