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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.
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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