Echmiadzin Monastery
Echmiadzin Monastery
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Tour Guide Welcome to Armenia
Armenia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
If you really want to know everything about Christianity in details, then it's definitely worth to visit here. The cathedral was built from 301-303 as the Christiany was accepted as a state religion. This church consider to be the first and the oldest church in the world. Lots of people from all over the world are coming here.
Written 15 June 2024
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mrc282
World8,705 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
the site has free parking all around the block. grounds are open to everyone. currently the main treasury building is being remodeled, so some exhibits are taken out and placed temporarily into another room for public viewing

admission is free, except for the treasury (1500 AMD)
Written 20 March 2024
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Kritsana P
Rayong, Thailand1,899 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Located 1 hr West from Yerevan, Armenia by car.
Easy to visit.

Nice cathedral and complex.
Well reservation.
Worth to visit.
Written 10 July 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
What a lovely complex.
The entrance gate is amazing and there are a number of buildings separated by lovely gardens.
We witnessed a baptism during our visit.
Written 15 June 2022
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Arman
Stavropol, Russia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
I loved this place very much! You can see a very beautiful view on the mountains from this church. Touching the stone of this church you can feel the spirit of Armenia as it is the first Christian country in the world(since the 3rd century).
Written 16 June 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is the oldest Cathedral in the whole world! Its construction, by St. Gregory the Illuminator himself, dates from 301/303 AD, following the adoption of Christianity in Armenia, as the "Nation's Official Religion", by King Tiridates III. The complex has an enormous importance for the "Armenian Apostolic Church", as it is the "Mother Sea of Holy Echmiadzin" and the seat of the head of this Church - the "Catholicos of All Armenians" (which is their Pope). Along the centuries, the main building was severely damaged after Persian invasions and has been restored and expanded on many occasions. Actually, it is undergoing an important restoration process and will be probably closed for visitors until 2022. But you can visit the complex, check the Cathedral's exterior, the treasury and the beautiful gardens. Nearby "Saint Hripsime Church", "Saint Gayene Church" and the ruins of the "Zvartnots Temple" are opened for visitors! Enjoy!
Written 28 April 2020
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Eliane S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The group tour was so professional and fun! We met lovely people.

Thank you @HyurService for your professionalism and especially tour guide Samvel for the great time!
Written 21 January 2020
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sunwaterlime
Philippines90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a short trip, about 30 minutes from downtown Yerevan. The surrounding churches and grounds are well kept and nice to see. Unfortunately during out trip the church was under repair and inaccessible . It is worth a visit while in Yerevan.
Written 29 October 2019
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Shushan
Yerevan, Armenia216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Echmiadzin Monastery is the Mother Church of the Armenian Apostolic church. It is located in the city of Vagharshapat, not far fromYerevan. It was built in the beginning of 4th century, following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion. Echmiadzin was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia, even it is considered to be the oldest cathedral in the world. This Monastery is listed in the UNESCO's World Heritage Site.
Written 26 October 2019
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GBViaggio
Austin, TX16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
While this religious complex is home to many beautiful buildings and lovely grounds, I do not recommend that you book a tour of the Treasury with an English-speaking guide.

These facts were related to me by my Armenian interpreter during my group’s attempted visit to the Treasury on Sept. 22, 2019, as I do not speak Armenian: My group had confirmed an appointment for an English-speaking guide at the Treasury for 3pm. We waited 40 minutes for our tour guide. We were informed that a priest, Asoghik Qahana, had instructed the tour guide to attend to one of his special guests, leaving my group in the lurch. When my interpreter confronted the priest about this shabby treatment, he apparently told her, “So? Let [your group] wait.” My tour guide informed me that this priest has prioritized his own guests above those of paying tourists on at least one previous occasion.
Written 23 September 2019
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