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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ath the moment of writing, both the cathedral and the cathedral museum are closed until further notice (I could not get any concrete information abut reopening. In this situation Echmiatsin is rather unexciting. If one happens to be driving by, it is definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yoc11
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This church is beautiful, unfortunately they are repairing the roof so construction is going all over. I still visit the museum located inside the main church and it was very interesting. The famous spear that is usually on display there is right now in NYC....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pontinha2015
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is the main seat of power of church of Armenia so it is quite impressive compared to many of the churches you see in Armenia. It also has a main cathedral that is more decorated than what you'd see anywhere in the country as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank vamsally
Reviewed 18 August 2018

All in all not our favorite place in Armenia, we were also not lucky that the oldest church was being refurbished, but we definitely preferred the architecture and atmosphere of all the other monasteries and churches we visited during our trip. So if it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mylene_Laurent
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Both sites are a must see for anyone visiting the Yerevan region. The Zvartnots ruins are near the airport and are well worth visiting this unesco site. The Etchmiadzin cathedral it magnificent and is the oldest cathedral in the world. awesome relics in the church...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChristianH5286
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

After visiting Gehard and Garni, we left the eastern side of Yerevan and went to the west of the city to visit Echmiadzin cathedral. Although there were scaffoldings which made the view a little bit unsightful, the beauty of this monument was still obvious. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank kamran1975
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Churches of Echmiatsin is the the first christian church of whole the world. I was fascinated by the beautiful singing of the clergy

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ruzha14
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Walk around, enjoy it at your own pace, pay attention to the details, try to understand the history behind. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ana Maria S
Reviewed 23 November 2017

The outside is covered in a lot of scaffolding in October 2017 but looks very nice. Concentrated then on the amazing inside. Highlight would have to be the relics to include bits of the Cross as well as St. Longinus spear. Worth a visit for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 3 September 2017

These ancient religious sites are simply fascinating and can be found nowhere else on earth, Zvartnots is now a ruin but it used to be a monumental christian catherderal. We arrived mid morning lucky to be suprised by an opera performance of Armenian folk songs...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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