Vank Cathedral, Isfahan
An Orthodox Christian gem in Isfahan's Jolfa quarter, Vank Cathedral displays a striking blend of Armenian and Safavid architecture. Enter to admire its two adjacent vaults--one with masterfully vivid depictions of scenes from the Bible and the other ornate with Islamic patterns. Built in 1606 and expanded in 1655, the church accommodated the needs of Armenian refugees from the Ottoman lands. Stop in its library to see intricately painted miniatures of gospels on display. A museum within the complex details the life of Isfahan's Armenian community. Make your Isfahan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Vank Cathedral Reviews
Le quartier armenien et sa cathédrale du XVII°s font partie des circuits des opérateurs touristiques. Interieur richement décoré, mélange architecture islamique et européenne. Un musée, lieu de recuei... more »The Armenian quarter and its XVII ° S cathedral are part of the tour operators ' circuits. Richly decorated interior, mixed Islamic and European architecture. A museum, a place of meditation and memory for a tragic period of Armenia. To see without hesitation
Şehrin güzel bir bölgesinde olan kilise çok iyi korunmuş...Ermenilere ait bir çok obje sergileniyor...1915 olayları da bu kilisenin ilgilendiği konular arasında....Etrafında birkaç cafe var... more »The church is very well preserved. Many objects belonging to Armenians are being exhibited... The events of 1915 are among the subjects that this church is interested in.... I have a few cafes around...
A wonderful place to experience the harmony that for long has existed among Muslims and Christians in this beautiful city. I used to work near the cathedral and it was always charming to hear church bells and adhan (Muslim call for prayer) from the mosques.
Very very beautiful and interesting museum and cathedral. Worth visiting.
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