Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots

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
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