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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest churches in the world. From 4th century. Mother Church of Armenia Apostolic Church. A huge complex with plenty things to visit. Unfortunately now the main building is under renovation.

Thank Jarosław U
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is called the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin and the first church is said to be built there between 301-303, as legend says on the place that Jesus had shown to Gregory the Illuminator in his dream. This first church has been extended later...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, this was disappointing, and we could not help but think we may have been better going a trip to Lake Sevan. The tallest parts of the exterior of the main cathedral were covered in scaffolding. The interior was a bit of a disaster zone...More

1  Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Echmiadzin is the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the place where Surp Grigor Lusavorich saw a beam of light fall to the earth in a divine vision, and where he built the first Mayr Tachar (Mother Church of Armenia).

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

As Armenia became first christian nation at 301 The echmiadsin cathedrall is the the oldest Christian temple in Armenia The echmiadsin is the only and onlyvchristian church was designed by jesus christ himself . The church shown to saint Gregory (the first catholicos and patron...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

This was the only place in Armenia which didn´t touch me at all. Perhaps because the main church was covered by scaffolding and I din´t feel any genius loci at this location. For me disappointment (but balanced by many other much more beutiful church places...More

Thank Meresanch
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were a little disappointed to discover, upon arrival, that massive renovation works are being done upon the main Cathedral and so the dome is largely hidden by scaffolding right now. Nevertheless, it's clearly incredible; you can see the detail on the designs on the...More

Thank Vukojebinje
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Very interesting to see the architecture, nice garden to walk and enjoy. Lots of interesting artifacts, paintings inside very nice !

Thank RITA Z
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

While staying in Yerevan I decided to take advantage of going on excusrsion tours to see historically significant sites. I was disappointed to see the scaffolding but when a building is 1700 years old it should be expected. The entire complex is fairly large but...More

Thank Jonathon C
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I was here last January 5, 2018, 2nd tour of our last tour in Yerevan Fascinated and amazed by the architecture, designed, interior, exterior, the altar and paintings outside and inside the church. According to our tour guide, it was built through the vision of...More

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