The oldest church of Yerevan

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Visit the oldest church of Yerevan completed in the 6th century AD !

Armenia is the first country to have adopted Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD. As a result, Armenians became master in religious architecture, which became famous across all the ancient world.

Located within Yerevan, in the district of Avan, lies a hidden gem of architectural ingenuosity and beauty, the Katoghike Tsiranavor Church of Avan. The walking tour will be completed with a brief visit of the Avan cemetery and a small middle-age chapel from the 13-14th century.

We will explore 2 different churches built from 6th to 13th century.


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  • Starting location: Republic Square (in front of Mariott hotel entrance)
  • Our Vicken Tours guide will be standing there.
  • Duration: 2h30
  • Walking Distance: 2km
  • Level: Easy
  • Requirements: Walking shoes, Bottle of Water, Sun Protection
  • Transport by car to and from the visit included
  • Special requirement: To be able to enter the churches, please wear clothes covering shoulders and knees


  • Katoghike Tsiranavor Church of Avan
  • Surp Hovhannes Chapel of Avan
  • Avan Cemetery
  • Khachkars
  • Vishap