The Cathedral of Saint Gregory the Illuminator
The Cathedral of Saint Gregory the Illuminator is the largest temple of the city of Yerevan and the second in size in the territory of Transcaucasia. The total area is 3,822 square meters and the height from ground to the highest point of the cross is 54 meters. The Church was built in the beginning of the 21st century with the blessing of Garegin the First in honor of the 1700th anniversary of the acceptance of Christianity by the Armenian nation. It is thus designed to accommodate up to 1700 visitors at a time. It was consecrated on September 23rd, 2001.
Despite being new, the Cathedral is very popular among pilgrims and tourists. The temple complex consists of several structures housing various valuable relics, including the relics of St. Gregory the Illuminator.
The Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator was designed by Stepan Kiurkchian. It shows traditional laconic forms and discreet colors. The inside of the Cathedral is spacious and bright and the decor is stringent. Several arches, niches and icons decorate the interior. The stained-glass windows tell biblical stories
How to get there
The Cathedral of Saint Gregory the Illuminator is located in the administrative region Kentron (Pokr Kentron block) in the city of Yerevan. Three metro stations are nearby: Zoravor Andranik, Republic Square and Yeritasardakan.
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