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Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Yerevan

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#3 of 26 in Historic Sites in Yerevan
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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  • A very nice and beautiful church with the opportunity to light candles in a side room, typical Armenian in its appearance and clearly worth a visit if you are in Yerevan.
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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 »
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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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When it comes to accommodations in Yerevan, you'll find a number and a range befitting its status as the capital and most populous city in the country. Look in the Kentron (center) district, where by far the greatest number and best quality hotels can be found. Hotels in old Soviet blocks, grand former administrative buildings, or newly built high-rises offer standard to luxury rooms, along with a set of smaller hostels. With prices notoriously high for the region (and many visitors using Yerevan as a base from which to see the country), consider renting an apartment if staying for a longer period.
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