Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, Yerevan

4.8
Admire early modern Armenian stone masonry at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, the oldest sacred building in downtown Yerevan, hidden amid Soviet-style apartment towers in a small park with a plaza. Made of dark stones with two bell towers--one round and one octagonal, capped by a cone and pyramid--the church represents a masterpiece of Armenian architecture under the Safavids. Built in 1694 on the site of a ruined monastery, this exquisite three-nave basilica was erected thanks to donations by Khoja Panos Kalantar, one of the wealthiest merchants of Yerevan, who traded with the British out of Bombay. Explore its candle-burnt walls and enjoy the play of light coming through intricately carved stone arches. Burn a candle for the soul of your loved ones, a sacred tradition here. Put Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church and other Yerevan attractions into our Yerevan travel route planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very nice "small" church. Always active on a daily basis. No matter what time you come, there are people who gather there. Why can't you?
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  • A quiet cozy little church in the courtyards of high-rise buildings. You can't see from the main streets. Find it easy if you know where to look. We were shown by a local guy. We got to the pre-Easter service.
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