Christian Pilgrimage tour to Armenia


Come for worship and prayer to one of the first temples in the whole Christian world - Echmiadzin. According to the legend, the foundation stone of this temple was laid in 301 by Gregory the illuminator (Grigor Lusavorich) - the first Catholicos of the Armenian Church.

The Echmiadzin Monastery (“The Descent of the Only Begotten,”) has sacred significance for the Christian faith: it is the central monastery of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians from the beginning of the 4th century until the year 484 and again from 1441.

Located in the city of Vagharshapat of the Republic of Armenia this monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. At the beginning of the 5th century, a church council was convened in Vagarshapat, which decided to create the Armenian alphabet and the translation of the Bible. The Echmiadzin Cathedral and theological educational institutions are located in the Echmiadzin Monastery Complex.

Holy places in Armenia

  • Airivank Monastery
  • Akhtala Monastery
  • Geghard Monastery
  • Kecharis Monastery
  • Kobayr Monastery
  • Noravank Monastery
  • Sevanavank Monastery
  • Khor Virap
  • Zvartnots temple
  • Church of St. Nicholas in the village Amrakits 
  • Church of the Holy Virgin in Areni 
  • Haghpat Monastery 
  • Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Vanadzor
  • Cathedral of the Holy Martyr Gregory the Illuminator in Yerevan 
  • Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God in Yerevan
  • Zoravor Surp Astvatsatsin Church - Yerevan
  • Hovhanavank Monastery -  Ohanavan
  • Sanahin Church Complex 
  • Church of St. Gayane in Echmiadzin 
  • St. Hripsime Church in Echmiadzin 
  • Church of Shoghakat - Echmiadzin
  • Echmiadzin Cathedral 
  • Echmiadzin Monastery 

It’s not worth thinking about where to spend your holidays this year. The time has come to make a pilgrimage to Armenia, to finally set foot in a country that was the first in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion.

Gardman Tour, 13.05.2019