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Vank Cathedral, Esfahan

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An Orthodox Christian gem in Isfahan's Jolfa quarter, Vank Cathedral displays a striking blend of Armenian and Safavid architecture. Enter to admire its two adjacent vaults--one with masterfully vivid depictions of scenes from the Bible and the other ornate with Islamic patterns. Built in 1606 and expanded in 1655, the church accommodated the needs of Armenian refugees from the Ottoman lands. Stop in its library to see intricately painted miniatures of gospels on display. A museum within the complex details the life of Isfahan's Armenian community. A visit to Vank Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Esfahan itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Located in the arminian (the soltan who brought the arminian who are gifted in the trade) with a museum that tells the history of arminian genocide must be seen through the microscope of the letters as a hair c is exptionel
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  • There was a time in which all Religions lived in reasonable peace in the region and Vank Cathedral is a witness of that period and of the resilience of the Armenian faith. The visit is recommended, Th...  more »
  • The Vank Monastery was built in Isfahan - in 1664 Armenian immigrants cam in the time of Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War of 1603-1605. Following the Ottoman war of 1603-1605, Armenians began to arr...  more »