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Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Yerevan

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Church Tourist Spot
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. Plan to see Saint Sarkis Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yerevan vacation planner.
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  • It is not considered an ancient church comparing to other famous old churches in Armenia. Located in residential area, you have to walk through small narrow streets to reach. Must visit on Sunday duri...  more »
  • It was quick visit with a short guided tour. Very interesting and inspiring. Actually, if i remember correctly this saint Sarkis is equivalent of St. Valentine in West. when we visited there was a ser...  more »
  • This Cathedral near my home in Yerevan , when I need to be rest I go to there , On Sunday many people visit and Praying  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
  • nothing to say.