Echmiatsin

Renamed Vagharshapat a couple of decades ago, this is Armenia’s fourth largest city. The base of the Armenian Catholicos, it’s packed full of churches and has not one but five monuments listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: the Cathedral of Echmiatsin, St Hripsime Cathedral, St Gayane Church, Shoghakat Church and Zvartnots Cathedral. If that’s not enough, there are also several interesting museums including the Khrimian Art Museum and the Alex and Marie Manoogian Treasury House.