Visit the birthplace of Christianity in Armenia at Echmiadzin Monastery, a World Heritage-listed cathedral built by the country's patron saint. Gregory the Illuminator completed the Christian Apostolic cathedral in 303, symbolizing Armenia's transformation from a predominantly pagan country to a Christian one. Believed to be the oldest cathedral in the world, it remains active as the headquarters of the Apostolic Church. Admire the building's austere facade, adorned with several Greek inscriptions, and step inside to view the 18th-century frescoes that decorate the interior walls. With our custom trip planner, Vagharshapat attractions like Echmiadzin Monastery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Tours to Echmiadzin Monastery
Group Tour: Echmiadzin (Mother Cathedral & churches), Zvartnots Temple BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $17
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Private tour to Echmiadzin (st Cathedral), Zvartnots, Khor Virap, Garni, Geghard BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $88
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Private tour to Echmiadzin, Zvartnots, Khor Virap BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $58
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Echmiadzin Monastery Reviews
우선 입구의 아르메니아 건국 700년을 기념하기 위해 2001년에 건립되어따는 거대한 출입문이 압도적 자세로 서있으며 아르사크왕조의 티리다테스3세를 개종시킨 계몽자 성 그레고리우스의 조각이 십자가를 가운데 두고 부조되어 있고 문 안쪽에는 예수님의 12제자들인 다대오와 아르메니아에서 전도하다가 십자가에 거꾸로 매달려 순교했다는 바돌로매(나다나엘)의 조각이 양... more »First, to commemorate the 700th anniversary of armenia's founding at the entrance, a huge gate built in 2001 stands in an overwhelming position, and a sculpture of the Enlightenment St. Gregorius, who converted Tyridates 3 of the Arsak dynasty, is supported by a cross in the middle of the gate. Inside, a sculpture of Badololamae (Nadanael) who preached in Darao and Armenia, the twelve disciples of Jesus, and was crucified upside down on the cross, is carved on both sides. The cathedral is being repaired, so it's a shame to see the façade, especially the museum, so we couldn't see the window of Longinus, which was close to noah's ark-related cross and Jesus. Yehmiajin means that Jesus came down from heaven.
Het domein van dit klooster is prachtig om zien. Er staan echt pareltjes qua architectuur. Helaas is de kerk en de crypte gesloten wegens verbouwingswerken. more »The domain of this monastery is beautiful to see. There are really gems in terms of architecture. Unfortunately, the church and the crypt are closed due to renovation works.
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