Vagharshapat attractions

Monastery in Vagharshapat

Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin

Echmiadzin is the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the place where Surp Grigor Lusavorich saw a beam of light fall to the earth in a divine vision, and where he built the first Mayr Tachar (Mother Church of…
Ruins in Vagharshapat

Zvartnots Cathedral

Catholicos Nerses II (known as 'the Builder') sponsored construction of the 'Celestial Angels Cathedral' in the 7th century. Destroyed in the 10th century, its evocative ruins now stand in a semi-industrial landscap…
Museum in Vagharshapat

Zvartnots Cathedral Museum

The Cathedral Museum houses precious objects and relics collected by the church, including the Holy Lance (Surp Geghard), the weapon used by a Roman soldier to pierce the side of Christ while he was still nailed to …
Museum in Vagharshapat

Rouben Sevak Museum

Also in the grounds of Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin is the Rouben Sevak Museum, where paintings collected by Mr Sevak are displayed. It's not particularly noteworthy.