Echmiadzin Monastery, Vagharshapat

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Visit the birthplace of Christianity in Armenia at Echmiadzin Monastery, a World Heritage-listed cathedral built by the country's patron saint. Gregory the Illuminator completed the Christian Apostolic cathedral in 303, symbolizing Armenia's transformation from a predominantly pagan country to a Christian one. Believed to be the oldest cathedral in the world, it remains active as the headquarters of the Apostolic Church. Admire the building's austere facade, adorned with several Greek inscriptions, and step inside to view the 18th-century frescoes that decorate the interior walls. With our custom trip planner, Vagharshapat attractions like Echmiadzin Monastery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Staff Archimandrite. It is believed that in ancient times the staffs were endowed with certain magical powers for different purposes. Dragons and snakes symbolize wisdom. In the middle of the triangle in the form of an eye on which is written the Armenian letter E. Do you not notice the similarity with the Masonic sign? #армения #ереван #татев #гарни #нораванк #севан #цахкадзор #москва #гид_по_еревану the #гид_в_ереване #гид_по_армении #гид_в_армении #гидпоармении the #гидвереване #гидвармении the #храм #природа #экскурсиипоармении #экскурсии_по_армении #частный_гид_в_ Armenia #частный_гид_в_ереване #горы #арарат #туры_по_армении #тур_в_армению #турвереване #турпоармении #тур_по_армении #масоны
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  • Could not get inside the cathedral as it was on restoration (November 2018), so just walked through the beautiful complex. On the territory of a good souvenir shop, one of the biggest we met.
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