Traveling to Armenia you have to explore the two capitals: Yerevan and Etchmiadzin. Yerevan is the main capital of Armenia and Etchmiadzin is the spiritual one.
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Do you know that Armenia has another capital besides Yerevan? It is Etchmiadzin, the spiritual capital of Armenia.
Visit Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia. The church was built in the place, where the Son of God (Jesus Christ), appeared in the dream of the first Catolicos of Armenia Gregory the Illuminator, pointed out. This is where the name Etchmiadzin (Only begotten came down) emerged. This is where in the 301-304 this church was built.
On the way back to Yerevan enjoy the next Armenian 7th century sanctuary Zvartnots, which means “Angels meeting”. Both Zvartnots temple and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin are listed in UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites.
Feel the antiquity and take a trip to Institute of Ancient Manuscripts after Mesrop Mashtots, commonly referred to as “Matenadaran”, which is one of the most ancient manuscript repositories in the world. The “Matenadaran” collection was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 1997 in recognition of its world significance.
Armenia is well known throughout the world also for its cognac. When Winston Churchill was asked about the secret to his long life, he replied with “Cuban cigars, Armenian brandy!” Surely, you would like to visit Armenian brandy factory… Let’s discover it!
Visit Megerian Carpet in Yerevan, which has a spectacular showroom where visitors can make their purchases. Visitors and guests are welcome to watch the production of the rugs. Enjoy a unique experience worth remembering! Here you will have dinner and will join Armenian National Dance.