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Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, Yerevan
(4.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Yerevan vacation builder, you can arrange your visit to Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church and other attractions in Yerevan.
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  • I always admire the mysterious stillness of this church! You are completely absorbed in praying and feeling the presence of the Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ - the Saviour of our souls! 
  • One of the oldest churches in Yerevan, where the relics of St. Apostle Ananias. Many people come here with their requests. Obshhehristianskaja shrine.
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  • The church is a bit difficult to find. With no data package we had to circle the place twice before we spotted it. It is tightly fitted between city blocks of flats and very much full of life in the s...  more »
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  • A small, cozy church right in the center of Yerevan. It is so cute and accessible that most of the locals choose this place to get married!
  • 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.
  • It is so cute and accessible that most of the locals choose this place to get married!
  • This interesting site I found when searching for a geocache.
  • One of the coziest and nicest churches, hidden in a residential neighborhood. I was baptized and had my wedding there :)