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Echmiadzin Monastery

Vagharshapat, Armenia
+374 10 517234
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Vagharshapat, Armenia
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+374 10 517234
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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
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Reviewed 30 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
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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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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Take the tour, take time to learn about its history. We were very lucky with our guide and she showed us definitely much more than what we could have seen by ourselves. Full of noisy tourists, clear rules and boundaries should be implemented.

Thank Ana Maria S
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

You will love this place specially if you are religious! So much history and a lot of things to see and read about. I have been there in winter so the snow does add to the experience, I am not sure how it is in...More

Thank Kamal S
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Echmiadzin is best known as the spiritual center of Armenia and the seat of the Catholicos, or Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is a special place of pilgrimage for Christian Armenians the world over. It was here that St. Gregory the Illuminator had...More

Thank bobca1947
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The center to the Armenian church and their most important orthodox cathedral. Lovely grounds. Lots of activity and tourists.

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The original church was built in 301. It has been rebuilt and extended several times. The interior of the church is stunningly beautiful with amazing wall decoration. On the outside is a carving of Shah Abbas to deter the Persian soldiers from destroying it. Near...More

Thank Traveller1XX
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I don't want to repeat the info provided by others. Just try to visit this place on Sunday. The religious ceremony performed by the priests is exceptional along with the choir. You might also be lucky and see the head priest of Armenia around 11:40...More

Thank Golzari
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is probably the most important religious center of Armenia, with huge historical importance and so on. Now, after saying this: if you're not an Armenian-orthodox coming for the spiritual/religious reasons, don't bother. The entire complex could have been a pleasant and tranquil place, but...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
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