Vank Cathedral, Esfahan
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Nel cuore di Joffa, il quartiere armeno di Esfahan, costruita nel XVII secolo dai deportati armeni a seguito dell'invasione ottomana, la cattedrale di Vank cattura subito l'attenzione per il suo aspet... read more »In the heart of Joffa, the Armenian quarter of Isfahan, built in the 17th century by deported Armenians following the Ottoman invasion, the Vank Cathedral catches the eye because of its linear light brick that recall the typical colors of the religious architecture of those desert areas. Very expressive frescoes inside reflecting the various biblical passages culminating in the judgement, all enclosed by floral and recalls Islamic motifs. Nice spacious courtyard which leads, among other things, the interesting Museum which exhibits a good collection of paintings, tapestries and relics of Armenian culture in addition to a clear representation of the history and of the Armenian genocide in the last century.show original
Having visited Armenia monasteries... I have to say that this church has such a peculiar style that is a very recommeded visit...
Magnifique monument, aux peintures murales exceptionnelles, ne pas oublier de visiter aussi le musée attenant, avec notamment ses vieux manuscrits.Magnificent monument, to the exceptional murals, don't forget to also visit the adjoining Museum, with including his old manuscripts.show original
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