Discover Etchmiadzin and Zvartnots
Enjoy a private excursion to the religious center of Armenia – Etchmiadzin. Explore the Mother Cathedral, learn interesting facts about the wonderful church of St. Hripsime. The conclusion will be through the historical Zvartnots temple, accompanied by the experienced guide.
This an invitation to soak up the history of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, during a half-day tour. The visit to Etchmiadzin is an essential part of any trip to Armenia. It is the oldest cathedral in the world and among the most tourist attractions in the country. The original church was built in the early fourth century, after the adoption of Christianity. The cathedral is the main shrine of religious Christian Armenians worldwide.
Afterwards, you will explore the seventh-century church, Saint Hripsime, which is located close to the Mother Cathedral. It is one of the oldest classical churches in Armenia, dedicated to the martyred Saint Hripsime. Your final exploration will be the gorgeous ruins of Zvartnots – the cathedral of the seventh century. This monument is quite impressive for the onlooker. Its unique design is proof of the developed Armenian architecture of the time. You will learn the history, as well as interesting facts about this astonishing cathedral. Its location will grant you a marvellous view of the Mount Ararat. After uncovering the secrets of these ruins, the serene locations and experiencing the magical atmosphere, you will be accompanied back to the initial meeting point in the capital.