Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, Yerevan

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Admire early modern Armenian stone masonry at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, the oldest sacred building in downtown Yerevan, hidden amid Soviet-style apartment towers in a small park with a plaza. Made of dark stones with two bell towers--one round and one octagonal, capped by a cone and pyramid--the church represents a masterpiece of Armenian architecture under the Safavids. Built in 1694 on the site of a ruined monastery, this exquisite three-nave basilica was erected thanks to donations by Khoja Panos Kalantar, one of the wealthiest merchants of Yerevan, who traded with the British out of Bombay. Explore its candle-burnt walls and enjoy the play of light coming through intricately carved stone arches. Burn a candle for the soul of your loved ones, a sacred tradition here. Put Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church and other Yerevan attractions into our Yerevan travel route planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not far from the opera house stands the old church of Zoravor (named in honor of a chieftain buried therein). It is one of the few surviving churches demolitions perpetrated by the Soviets in the last century. Today is a very popular parish and it's easy to attend a liturgy while you visit. The collection is characterised by the red color of the stone and the originality of architecture with typical domes Armenians. Around a delightful garden allows you to enjoy a pleasant break from the city traffic.
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  • if you love ancient buildings, you'll appreciate this one. gives me goose bumps as i am stepping a thousand years old building  more »
  • it's just small church, there is nothing magnificent, however i am not Christian but i like churches for their art and architectural aspects  more »
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  • It is a 17th century church in the heart of Yerevan, surrounded by Soviet buildings. The curator of the church has started taking care of the gardens around since 2014 which has created a nice and peaceful spot for the worshipers and visitors. The women of Syrian Armenians' community also plays significant role to keep the church's life a lively and inclusive one.
  • Interesting that it is the oldest in Yerevan but other than that it didn't seem worth going out of the way to see.
  • This is the oldest church in Yerevan Armenia,very solemn and the mass is so quiet and holy,its an Apostolic Church,in the basement the tomb of Ananias was buried,Jesus Kristo called him Paul the healer ..
  • Lovely quite place in the center of Erevan even at night.
  • Awesome cute little church in an unassuming neighborhood where we got married 😊. Very beautiful inside and welcoming which I know is somewhat rare if you're not from Yerevan. I loved it and it was big enough to accommodate a small group of friends and family easily enough room to fit in about 70 people and close enough to English park for pictures after.

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