Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots



CountryArmenia
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationArmavir Region
CoordinatesN40 9 33.516 E44 17 42.504
Inscription Date2000
Property (ha)74
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
Unesco Reference Number1011
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1011
DescriptionThe cathedral and churches of Echmiatsin and the archaeological remains at Zvartnots graphically illustrate the evolution and development of the Armenian central-domed cross-hall type of church, which exerted a profound influence on architectural and artistic development in the region.
StatusWorld Heritage Site