Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Vagharshapat, Armenia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2 km
Ascend 24 m
Descend 22 m

Explore Vagharshapat in Armenia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Vagharshapat

Sight 1: Echmiadzin Cathedral

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Echmiadzin Cathedral Spasavor / CC BY-SA 3.0

Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city dually known as Etchmiadzin (Ejmiatsin) and Vagharshapat, Armenia. It is usually considered the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia, and often regarded the oldest cathedral in the world.

Wikipedia: Etchmiadzin Cathedral (EN)

121 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Etchmiadzin

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, known in Armenian as simply the Mother See, is the governing body of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is headquartered around Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin), Armenia and is the seat of the Catholicos of All Armenians, the head of the church.

Wikipedia: Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin (EN)

729 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Saint Gayane Church

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Holy Guyana Monastery, a medieval religious structure on the southern side of the city of Tarshish, at the martyrdom of St. Guyana and his two friends.

Wikipedia: Սուրբ Գայանե եկեղեցի (Էջմիածին) (HY)

1007 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 4: Khoren Ter-Harutyunyan Museum

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Gallery of Etchmiadzin, Khoren Ter-Harutyun Museum, was founded in 1970.

Wikipedia: Խորեն Տեր-Հարությանի թանգարան (HY)

172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Church of the Holy Archangels

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The Church of the Holy Archangels, is a church located in the town of Vagharshapat, Armenia, within the complex of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, adjacent to the Gevorkian Theological Seminary.

Wikipedia: Church of the Holy Archangels, Vagharshapat (EN)


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