Echmiadzin Hripsime, Gayane, Mother Cathedral – Zvartnots

Tour duration 4-5 hour, distance 60 km.

Free WiFi in the car.

Echmiadzin Hripsime, Gayane, Mother Cathedral – Zvartnots 

Echmiadzin  Mother Cathedral

The oldest Christian monastery in Armenia (and the world ) is the Cathedral of Etchmiadzin. Etchmiadzinn is the Armenian for “the descent of the only begotten”. Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the most ancient Christian temple in Armenia. Built-in 301-303 by King Trdat the Great and Grigor Lusavorich.
According to the legend on coming down to earth with a gold hammer and an image of a church appeared. On that spot St. Gregory built his cathedral which he called Etchmiadzin. The Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin is the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is in the Ararat Valley which is called “the garden of Armenia”.

Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin), Armenia. According to scholars it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia and is considered the oldest cathedral in the world.
The cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.

Zvartnots

The magnificent ruins of the temple of Zvartnots can be found about 2 km from Etchmiadzin. It is another architectural wonder which dates back to the 7th century AD. A severe earthquake destroyed it in the 10th century (in 930). It still impresses the onlooker by its amazing artistic splendor. Traces of heathen temple, Urartian inscriptions as well as a large wine press were found here.

The group must not exceed 1 to 6 person.

Free WiFi in the car.

 

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Yeravan
Aragatsotn
Ararat
Armavir
Gegharkunik
Kotayk
Lori
Shirak
Syunik
Tavush
Vayots Dzor
Included services:
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Dinner
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Car (with driver)
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Domestic flight tickets
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