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The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots

Manushyan St, Vagharshapat, Armenia
+374 10 545570
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Manushyan St, Vagharshapat, Armenia
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

These ancient religious sites are simply fascinating and can be found nowhere else on earth, Zvartnots is now a ruin but it used to be a monumental christian catherderal. We arrived mid morning lucky to be suprised by an opera performance of Armenian folk songs...More

Thank Lucinda P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

In the year 2000 UNESCO declared three churches in Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvarnots as World Heritage Sites. The three churches in Echmiatsin proper have each a separate entry in Tripadvisor, not so Zvarnots, which is about 3km outside Echmiatsin and a unique...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Being here, you feel like walking through the living heart of Armenian religion. The churches here are interesting for a one hour visit or so. And walking through the gardens with all the beautiful flowers is a treat for the eye. Get here by bus...More

Thank rgrol
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Holy See of Echmiadzin, the main cathedral, has gone through numerous expansions and renovations since being originally built in 301. The entrance had a large 2001 Papal Visit Monument built when John Paul II visited and gave a service there. In the church gardens, there...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 26 June 2017

There are many archaeological sites in Armenia worth seeing. To guide you around you need a good travel guide to help plan your itinerary. I can strongly recommend #Fairyland Hospitality Group. We saw many UNESCO sites, including the churches of Echmiaztsin Zvartnots and Gaghhart. They...More

1  Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Starting with the archaeological site of Zvartnots which was build starting in 643 during the war against arabic muslims. Nowadays only ruins remain. Very impressive circular structure (Byzantine influence). Very beautiful capitals on top of the columns. Next to it the remains of the Catholicos...More

Thank cw f
Reviewed 19 June 2017

No visit to Yerevan is complete without a visit to these sites. very close from the city, they can easily be combined in a single afternoon, by minibus. Beware that Zvartnots closes on Mondays (though, if you are lucky, there will be a guy there,...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This place is an Unesco monument and it has a medieval church and one much older relatively well preserved. A very interesting site with a lot of history and well maintained. A short distance from central Yeveran

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The church and ruins are very close to Yerevan and both are worth visiting. The ruins don't offer much, but what is left is enough to spark imagine as to how grand the completed cathedral could have been like. Meanwhile, the cathedral is actually a...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was fortunate in the timing of our visit, we were at Echmiadzin on Palm Sunday and were able to hear the service, the bells, and watched as the Armenian Pope walked from his lodgings to the Church for Palm Sunday. There was quite a...More

Thank ruth w
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