"Echmiadzin and Zvartnots" Ejmiatsin by MalenaN

Ejmiatsin Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 87 photos

The Armenian Apostolic Church is the oldest church in the world and it has its centre in Echmiadzin. Echmiadzin means "descent of the only begotten", and the story say that Jesus showed St Gregory in a dream where to build a church. Besides the cathedral there are other old churches of interest, the Gayane Church and St Hripsime Church.

I visited Echmiadzin in June 2003 and Zvartnots in August 2006. They are together an Unesco World Heritage Site.

  • Last visit to Ejmiatsin: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 17, 2007
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Like the Cathedral!

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Dec 9, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Echmiadzin is an interesting place to visit. It was the Armenian capital around 300AD when Armenia became a Christian nation.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Dec 9, 2014 at 1:59 PM

      Really old!

  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    I like your page! Thank you for virtual tour! It is on my future trip list quite some time!

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Sep 1, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      Thank you Aleksandra! I hope you get to visit some day.

    • Odiseya's Profile Photo
      Sep 1, 2014 at 9:16 AM

      Me too! It is enough far away but it is not impossible.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Lovely little page with helpful transportation tips. Well done.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    Wow.. a Unesco site here. Cheers, SL :)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2007 at 11:09 AM

    Thanks for showing where the Armenian church is coming from.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2005 at 8:27 AM

    Another great introduction with a fantastic photo of the beautiful church in Ejmiatsin.; thanks for these virtual tours of places I'll never see.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2005 at 9:34 PM

    It is great to visit this country with you !

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