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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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  • 在伊朗有個教堂,已經是很特別了。而這座教堂無論在外觀,甚至是中庭,也是相當低調。乍看遊客也不多,但只要進了壁畫室,便會發現大部分的遊客與教堂的精華皆濃縮於此,此等反差可能造成些許震撼。 也不要錯過附設的博物館,裏頭不乏寶物存在,不看可惜。 
  • Vankskij Cathedral is the main church of the Armenian Church in Iran. The Cathedral's architecture combines European and Islamic styles. The Cathedral has a dome, as the Iranian mosques, but with the addition of octahedral apse and eminence at the altar as the Western Churches. The Cathedral is richly decorated with paintings. Be sure to visit.
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  • A visit really to do to forget the media prejudices, yes we can find other religions in Iran, a church with dome of Islamic to not break up with style style other buildings... to meditate for Europe.
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