Vank Cathedral, Isfahan

Phone: +98 313 6243471-2

Vank Cathedral alley, Eastern Nazar street, Hakim Nezami intersection, Isfahan, Iran
Visiting time:
Saturday until Friday 8:30 to 17:30
Weekly holiday:
Does not have
Entrance fee(Iranian):
80000 Rials
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
300000 Rials
About: Vank Cathedral, Isfahan

Vank, built in time of the Second Shah Abbas in ???  AD, is one of the historical cathedrals of Armenians in Isfahan. Ancient Armenian churches have cone-like domes, but the dome of Vank Cathedral has been built like the domes of Iranian mosques in Safavid era. 
This cathedral is unique among Armenian churches in terms of gilding. Vank has been visited by many famous people as follows: 
Sudan’s Prince (1933 AD), Misaka, the Japanese Prince (1933 AD), Vice President of Germany (1957 AD), Denmark’s Queen and her daughter (1963 AD), President of India (1963 AD), Denmark’s Prince (1963 AD), King and Queen of Belgium (1964 AD), Spain’s Prince (1966 AD), Kofi Annan, the previous Secretary-General of the United Nations (1999 AD), etc. 
The cathedral was registered in Iran’s National Heritage in 1931 under the registration number of 85.

General Specifications
Amenaprkich Cathedral
Amenaprkich means the holy saviour cathedral, Vank means monastery.
Safavid era
Armenians of Isfahan , led by the Reverend Philipus
Architectural style
Unlike other churches that are built in Armenian style, this one is built Irani style.
Special features
The church in term of gilding is unique among the Armenian churches.
Best time to visit
Spring until late fall
Duration of visit
One hour
Nearest tourist attractions
Saint Bedgehem church
Special Offer
From the third to the ninth of Ordibehesht and during the New Year ,the municipality of Isfahan establishes free tours.
Access route
Vank Cathedral alley, Eastern Nazar street, Hakim Nezami intersection, Isfahan, Iran
How to access
Taxi, bus
Access to vehicles
Network coverage
Vank Cathedral, Isfahan
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