Armenia is the first country to adopt Christianity as a state religion (301).
Armenian Apostolic church has a very important role in Armenian history that is why there are plenty of churches and monasteries all over the country. They fascinate with their architectural varieties and their interior simplicity at the same time.
Must see monasteries and churches in Armenia are Echmiatsin Cathedral – founded by the vision of Gregory the Illuminator the first Catholicos of Armenian church, Geghard Monastery – the place where Holy Spear was kept for 500 years, Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries.
All these monasteries have been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Do not miss the chance to be in Khor Virap Monastery which is the nearest point to Ararat Mountain – one of the holy symbols of Armenia.