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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. 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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  • Next to a new one, this tiny church is very nice with engraved inscription around it. You can't enter the small church but the new large one yes.  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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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  • 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 :)