"Ejmiatsin - Armenia's religious center" Ejmiatsin by tabibito-x

Ejmiatsin Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 83 photos

Ejmiatsin is just a few miles away from Yerevan. It's Armenia's religious centre. It's a little known fact that Armenia was the first country ever to declare Christianity its state religion. That was in 301 A.D. Still, Armenia's christianity is quite different. It's called Armenian Orthodox. Ejmiatsin as its centre is therefore quite popular. To visit the service in Ejmiatsin is really impressive - also for none-Christians.

The churches and monasteries form a big complex. There, they mix old architecture with new elements. When you watch the people there, it appears that its really a sacred place for many Armenians.
It's easy to go there by bus or marshrutka from Yerevan's city centre. Between the two towns, there is the international airport.

  • Last visit to Ejmiatsin: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated Jul 26, 2003
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  • AARES's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2006 at 5:22 AM

    Hi tabibito-x.Thanks for good infos about my home-town

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2005 at 12:45 AM

    The cathedral and churches of Ejmiatsin are very nice to visit!

  • R-men's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2004 at 4:32 AM

    Nice photos of Ejmiatsin Main Cathedral! Just a small comment: Armenian Church is called Armenian Apoltolic Church (which is not exactly Orthodox). Good info, good job!

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