Echmiadzin is one of the 12 capitals of Armenia. Echmiadzin is the religious center of Armenia.
Visit to the Main Cathedral (IV century), Museums and Treasuries, the Church of St. Hripsime, which was built in 618 on the place of an ancient pagan temple, where Hripsime was tortured and murdered. She by her beauty captivated Roman Emperor and the Armenian King Trdat III, but her heart belonged only to Christ.
Visit to the Zvartnots temple (temple of heavenly angels) which was built in 641-661 years during the reign
of Catholicos Nerses. Zvartnots temple or Holy afer Gregory stayed 300 years and was destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake in 930. The ruins of the church were restored in 2000, and it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.