One Day Private Trip to The Spiritual Capital Etchmiadzin

One Day Private Trip to The Spiritual Capital Etchmiadzin
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$38
Duration: 5 hours
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Do you know that Armenia has another capital besides Yerevan? It is Etchmiadzin, the spiritual capital of Armenia.

  • St. Hripsime church,
  • St. Gayane church,
  • Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin,
  • Zvartnots Temple.

Enjoy an excursion out to the Church of the Holy Virgin Hripsime which offers good views of Mounts Ararat and Aragats. This building has stood since 618 AD. Your next destination is the 7th century church of the Holy Virgin Gayane. These virgins martyred to spread Christianity in Armenia.

Then visit Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia. The church was built in the place, where the Son of God (Jesus Christ), appeared in the dream of the first Catolicos of Armenia Gregory the Illuminator, pointed out. This is where the name Etchmiadzin (Only begotten came down) emerged. This is where in the 301-304 this church was built.

On the way back to Yerevan enjoy the next Armenian 7th century beauty Zvartnots, which means “Angels meeting”. Both Zvartnots temple and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin are listed in UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites.

Discover this Christian city! Feel the contact between God and you!

Do you know that Armenia has another capital besides Yerevan? It is Etchmiadzin, the spiritual capital of Armenia.

  • St. Hripsime church,
  • St. Gayane church,
  • Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin,
  • Zvartnots Temple.