Vank Church

Vank Church

Vank Church

The Vank Church is the most magnificent church of Julfa district in Isfahan in terms of architecture and ornamentation, which was built on the debris of an old church, built in 1605 A.D. during the reign of Shah Abbasll.

The interior and walls are decorated with oil paintings and gold plating in Indian and Italian Styles, but other ornamentations are Iranian in style such that the gold plated ceiling and the interior of its dome are decoratively unique in their kind.

Meaning church in Armenian language, the church was built in 1645 A.D.

It is characterized by its splendid belfry in the front part of its main entrance. Its historical Armenian inscription is decorated with the names of Shah Sultan Hussein Safavi, archbishop and its founder, dating back to 1702 A.D. Highly unique and charming combination and collection of the Iranian ornamentation and architecture with European style are among its unique features.

 

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