Religious Sites


On the earth appeared deities and religions as soon as the man appeared in the world. Armenia as one of the most ancient countries has not only an ancient culture and rich history, but also a centuries-old history of religion.

Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as state religion. Armenian-Gregorian Church (Armenian Apostolic Church) is one of the oldest Christian churches, which differs from other branches in number of dogmas and rituals, most of which still preserve Armenian pagan routes. The church is call Apostolic in honor of apostles Thaddeus and Bartolommeo, who were the first to preach Christianity in Armenia. It is also called Gregorian in honor of Gregory the Enlightener, who baptized Armenia in 301 and became the first Catholicos of all Armenians. Catholicism is also a part of Armenian religion. It was adopted in 1198 in Cilician Kingdom and then spread within a group of believers.

You can explore the unique miniature, khachkars, ancient monasteries, churches, treasuries, to witness Armenian liturgy, and, at last, to see biblical Mount Ararat.