The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Vagharshapat

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Visit the World Heritage Site of The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, a series of early churches scattered across the holy city of Vagharshapat, dating from the 4th to 7th centuries. Admire the statuesque cathedral, believed to be the world's oldest, and considered Armenia's mother church, and visit the two smaller, 7th-century churches, well preserved and renowned for their classic Armenian architecture style. The fourth church, a circular cathedral, is now in ruins, but you can still view its partially reconstructed walls and columns. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Vagharshapat holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • was a good group tour with just enough time to visit but with a nice guide who had to manage english and russian group was a bit waste of time at some point. Church was amazing but under renovations a...  more »
  • The so-called "Armenian Vaticate" is quite disappointing. What's more, the main church is under restoration and, at the moment, the site offers very little.
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