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      ETCHMIADZIN MOTHER CATHEDRAL

      Etchmiadzin Mother Cathedral is considered one of the earliest Christian buildings in the world. According to legend, its construction began in 301 when Armenia recognized Christianity as the official state religion and lasted several centuries. Originally it looked like a wooden basilica. The stone cruciform cathedral surprises with solemn beauty and luxury of interior ornaments and frescoes in our days. The main feature of the cathedral are three additional altars. The 1700th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity in Armenia was celebrated in 2001 and Pope John Paul II gave to the cathedral the relics of the first Catholicos of All Armenians St. Gregory the Illuminator in honor of this significant event which were kept in Naples before that.

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      How to get Etchmiadzin Mother Cathedral from Yerevan?

      The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Etchmiadzin Mother Cathedral by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Etchmiadzin Mother Cathedral the trip will not seem long.

      Weather in Etchmiadzin

      The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Etchmiadzin Mother Cathedral depends on the weather conditions.

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