Vank Cathedral – Isfahan

Vank Cathedral – Isfahan

Vank, built in time of the Second Shah Abbas in ??? AD, is one of the historical cathedrals of Armenians in Isfahan. Ancient Armenian churches have cone-like domes, but the dome of Vank Cathedral has been built like the domes of Iranian mosques in Safavid era.

This cathedral is unique among Armenian churches in terms of gilding. Vank has been visited by many famous people as follows:

Sudan’s Prince (1933 AD), Misaka, the Japanese Prince (1933 AD), Vice President of Germany (1957 AD), Denmark’s Queen and her daughter (1963 AD), President of India (1963 AD), Denmark’s Prince (1963 AD), King and Queen of Belgium (1964 AD), Spain’s Prince (1966 AD), Kofi Annan, the previous Secretary-General of the United Nations (1999 AD), etc.

The cathedral was registered in Iran’s National Heritage in 1931 under the registration number of 85.

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