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Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Yerevan

(4.8/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
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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  • Go to St. Sarkis/Sarghis church on February 14th. According to locals, the old women bake salted cookies and this is given to eat. When you sleep at night you will dream of the man/woman destined for ...  more »
  • For the first time in his life, visited Armenian Church. We all Orthodox but we are different. They live in the Gregorian. And what surprised me is we have completely different church. All inside another, Jae candles put in a separate room. Worth a visit!
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  • Loved my visit to this church. So grand from outside and gorgeous from inside. A must visit place in Yerevan. 
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  • Charch is not so old as many others in Armenia, but also very beautiful one.
  • What nice place
  • nothing to say.
  • holly god
  • One of the few churches built and consecrated in Soviet times.
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