Vank_Cathedral

Isfahan Vank cathedral

During Safavid period in 1606, working on Isfahan Vank cathedral was beginning and in 1655 the Armenian Church rebuilt it because the Christian community was growth rapidly.

You can visit tiles which are worked by Armenian from the entrance to the Isfahan Vank cathedral. The dome of cathedral inside of yard is decorated by Persian style with blue and gold colors. The design is mixture of Islamic and Christian style.  There are paints with inspired from European, showing scenes of martyrdom, notably of Saint Gregory.

Also a museum is located next to the cathedral with 700 handwritten books,  like the the first book printed in Iran, objects of Armenian community in Isfahan as Safavid costumes, tapestries, European paintings brought back by Armenian merchants , embroidery, and other ethnological displays related to Armenian culture and religion, several carved stones showing scenes from the Bible outside the museum.