Sarkis Cathedral

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Sarkis Cathedral information

Tehran , Iran
cnr Nejatollahi & Karim Khan-e Zand Sts
+98 21 8889 7980
Opening hours
9am-6pm Mon-Sat
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Built between 1964 and 1970 and paid for by benefactor Markar Sarkissian, the white, twin-spired church is interesting less for its beauty than its place as the centre of Christianity in the Islamic Republic. It sits at the edge of the Armenian quarter to the south.

Although most of the Christians in Iran are Armenians, there’s also a sprinkling of Protestants, Assyrians, Catholics and Orthodox Christians, all of whom have churches in Tehran, most behind large walls in the same district as Sarkis Cathedral.