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The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots

Manushyan St, Vagharshapat, Armenia
+374 10 545570
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Manushyan St, Vagharshapat, Armenia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are many archaeological sites in Armenia worth seeing. To guide you around you need a good travel guide to help plan your itinerary. I can strongly recommend #Fairyland Hospitality Group. We saw many UNESCO sites, including the churches of Echmiaztsin Zvartnots and Gaghhart. They...More

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting with the archaeological site of Zvartnots which was build starting in 643 during the war against arabic muslims. Nowadays only ruins remain. Very impressive circular structure (Byzantine influence). Very beautiful capitals on top of the columns. Next to it the remains of the Catholicos...More

Thank cw f
Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Yerevan is complete without a visit to these sites. very close from the city, they can easily be combined in a single afternoon, by minibus. Beware that Zvartnots closes on Mondays (though, if you are lucky, there will be a guy there,...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an Unesco monument and it has a medieval church and one much older relatively well preserved. A very interesting site with a lot of history and well maintained. A short distance from central Yeveran

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The church and ruins are very close to Yerevan and both are worth visiting. The ruins don't offer much, but what is left is enough to spark imagine as to how grand the completed cathedral could have been like. Meanwhile, the cathedral is actually a...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was fortunate in the timing of our visit, we were at Echmiadzin on Palm Sunday and were able to hear the service, the bells, and watched as the Armenian Pope walked from his lodgings to the Church for Palm Sunday. There was quite a...More

Thank ruth w
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Zvartnots is about 4-5 km from Echmiatsin and is another World Heritage site. It dates from mid-7th Century but was damaged in the 10th Century by an earthquake. But even the ruins are worth visiting. We met a couple there taking wedding photos -- very...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I visited this cathedral many years ago but there is no option to check for that period so I hope that TA will allow this to be published. A short ride from Yeravan and you can be in the small village that is the home...More

Thank Hoach
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We took a tour with Hyur Service which included the Church of Echmiatsin and Zvartnots . Both were impressive and we were lucky enough to see a service being performed in the Cathedral !

Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Zvartnots is a newly excavated byzantine site which has been sympathetically restored in part. Historic value is impossible to rate and it is a site not to be missed to understand the religious beginnings of Armenia. Accessible from Yerevan via public transport. Complex of buildings...More

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