If you have never been to Iran, you must rectify this heresy. Whether you are a history buff or not, our country is home to marvelous monuments and UNESCO heritage sites. Isfahan is a great springboard to Iran adventures that you should take the time to see this beautiful city. Vank Cathedral, the Church of the Saintly Sisters, is placed in one of the oldest parts of Isfahan called Jolfa which was constructed in a barberry garden. The church has a great dome, high ceilings and beautiful arches and is currently a vicarage for Armenians in Iran and India. The creation story of Adam and Eve which is depicted by Armenian artists can be seen around the central dome. A picture of Jesus Christ is painted in the center and an attractive giant bell made of stone that rests on four pillars is in the corner of the church. It is famous for its mural paintings and the world’s third best Armenian Museum is located in it. Also, there is a library at the corner of its yard with numerous valuable manuscripts which are considered the cultural heritage of the Armenians. Isfahan is paradise for explorers. Keep your senses primed and you'll discover something wonderful at every turn.
|Vank Cathedral, Isfahan, Iran