The Museum Treasures of Echmiadzin
If you are in Armenia, you just cannot miss the opportunity to see one of the most incredible constructions in the world, Echmiadzin and the Museum Treasures of Echmiadzin.
Echmiadzin is the first cathedral in the world, as Armenia is the first country to adopt Christianity as the state religion. The Cathedral was constructed in the fourth century, right after the adoption of Christianity. Entering the Cathedral, in the southeastern part you will see the Museum “Treasures of Echmiadzin”. A lot of valuable and highly important pieces of art are kept there such as the Holy Lance (Geghard) which pierced the side of Christ and the relics of Noah’s Ark in a reliquary.