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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  • Aida's guide. About a lot of travel depends on the guide- we are lucky, very smiling girl, knows the history of his land and responsive - thank you very much to her. I told us all weekend about Armenia, traditions and the way of the Armenians- we liked it, we will definitely recommend to friends and acquaintances.
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  • The main church was under renovation when we were there, but one of the other more modern churches was open. The building itself is very beautiful (despite the scaffolding). Definitely worth a visit, ...  more »
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