Zvartnots Temple
Zvartnots Temple
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Whitney A
    Brooklyn, New York4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience and very informative tour!
    Our tour guide and driver were wonderful! Elen (our guide) and Gegham (driver) arrived on time and got us to all the sites safely and on time. Elen was knowledgeable about each of our stops and made the whole experience much more interesting because she knew so much about each of the locations. She was kind, professional and pleasant to be with. Would highly recommend Gegham and Elen for your tour!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Helenjen
    Brisbane, Australia870 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Atmospheric setting!
    A major part of the temple is still remaining, which is still impressive, some restoration work is still being carried on, but the setting is atmospheric with Mount Ararat poking its peak through the clouds. Definitely worth a visit, as was the included museum visit. The entrance fee, like everything after COVID has been increased to 3000, but is worth it. As our flight was far too early for our hotel check-in, we organised Hyur Service to pick us up from the airport, visit Zvartnots (handy to the airport) and then drop us back to our Yerevan downtown hotel in time for check-in. Bonus, out in the sun to get rid of the dreaded jetlag as well!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 February 2024
  • mrc282
    World8,544 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    small site, near EVN airport
    on a clear day, you can see mt ararat from here. otherwise, it will still be worth visiting. it is a small site overall that will not take more than 45 min of your time free parking at the side and front of entrance.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 March 2024
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mrc282
World8,544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
on a clear day, you can see mt ararat from here. otherwise, it will still be worth visiting. it is a small site overall that will not take more than 45 min of your time

free parking at the side and front of entrance.
Written 20 March 2024
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Helenjen
Brisbane, Australia870 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A major part of the temple is still remaining, which is still impressive, some restoration work is still being carried on, but the setting is atmospheric with Mount Ararat poking its peak through the clouds. Definitely worth a visit, as was the included museum visit. The entrance fee, like everything after COVID has been increased to 3000, but is worth it. As our flight was far too early for our hotel check-in, we organised Hyur Service to pick us up from the airport, visit Zvartnots (handy to the airport) and then drop us back to our Yerevan downtown hotel in time for check-in. Bonus, out in the sun to get rid of the dreaded jetlag as well!
Written 9 February 2024
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Whitney A
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our tour guide and driver were wonderful! Elen (our guide) and Gegham (driver) arrived on time and got us to all the sites safely and on time. Elen was knowledgeable about each of our stops and made the whole experience much more interesting because she knew so much about each of the locations. She was kind, professional and pleasant to be with. Would highly recommend Gegham and Elen for your tour!
Written 7 September 2023
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is a ruined early temple with an associated museum. It's different to others we'd seen and covers quite an area. The museum has a model showing how it would have been when it was in use.
Written 19 October 2022
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand1,183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A beautiful place to visit with a knowledgeable guide. The museum is great, sadly we didn't have a view of Mt Ararat due to hazy sky.
Written 23 September 2022
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a very interesting temple to visit.
The ruins have been very well preserved and there is also an interesting museum there.
Written 15 June 2022
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genibre69
London, UK5,154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Free, gorgeous site we attended with Hyur Service. Wish we had more time for the excellent small museum in the back with English translations. Wasn’t crowded when we arrived, unlike other historic sites we visited.
Written 1 June 2022
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Umit U
Antalya, Türkiye117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Historically important, well preseverved temple with a awesome landscaped location. You can easily arrive Zvartnots from Yerevan.
Written 4 January 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Near the "Echmiadzin Monastery" and just a few miles out of Yerevan, you will find the ruins of "Zvartnots Temple". Its construction - at the very same site, according to legends, where St. Gregory the Illuminator and King Tiridates III participated in events associated with the conversion of Armenia to Christianity in the year 301 AD - dates from the 7th century. The temple was initially dedicated to St. Gregory the Illuminator and now is known as the "Celestial Angels Cathedral". It collapsed in the 10th century due to uncertain circumstances, either by an earthquake or by Arab invaders' raids. Its ruins were uncovered only in the beginning of the 20th century, revealing awesome columns, capitals, friezes and mosaics, with clear Syrian and Mesopotamian influences. If you are lucky enough, a choir maybe performing old Armenian sacred music at an adjoining building. Visit the ruins, the small museum and check the choir. Enjoy!
Written 27 April 2020
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Phillip8789
Terrigal, Australia796 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Built in the 7th Century, this Cathedral is supposedly the site where the nation of Armenia was the first to accept Christianity as its official religion.

It was destroyed in the 10th Century, excavated in the early 1900's and the remnants helped the planning of its reconstruction.

Obviously, this is a very significant historical site, although the overall restructure is still in its early stages - the columns are magnificent.

The on-site museum has a replica of what the Cathedral originally looked like.

Entry is free.
Written 12 November 2019
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