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Vank Cathedral, Esfahan

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Religious Site
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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  • Beautiful historic church, which in my eyes is worth to look at. Nice change with all those mosques.
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  • Nice inferior decoration with full of Bible stories. Worth spending sometime here to have transient time away from Islamic mosque Museum showed some Armenian customs, but also random mixture of Islami...  more »
  • It is the only church in Esfahan that built with the Mosque style. It is a fusion of Islamic and Amanian style.  more »