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Zvartnots International Airport

Zvartnots International Airport (Armenia)

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2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
15 kilometre drive from Erevan
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Zvartnots International Airport

Timothée D. Travel writer
285 travel articles

Situated to the west of the Erevan, the capital, Zvartnots is a small, rural town that's home to a once magnificent cathedral.

My suggestion:
The town's a stone's throw from the international airport, so makes for a pleasant outing before you catch your plane.
Summary:

The Zvartnots Cathedral sits apart from the country's other churches and monasterys. Here you'll find only ruins; this cathedral is one of the most incredible religious vestiges never to be completed. Built in the 7th Century and dedicated to the Armenian Patron Saint, St.Gregoire, the cathedral was a massive undertaking for its time, being a lofty 45 metres high and deemed to be one of the most beautiful in the world. It was, unfortunately, destroyed by an earthquake in 930 and was never restored.

I have to be honest and say that I wasn't particularly impressed by the site, which comprises of a few pillars and sections of wall. I had a hard time trying to imagine the cathedral's former glory, particularly in a country where religious buildings are a major tourist attraction.

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