Saint Mary Church of Tabriz

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Saint Mary Church of Tabriz

Postby Azam » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:16 pm

Introduction: The Saint Mary's Armenian church (Christian Church) is an Armenian Christian church located in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. It is the largest and oldest Christian church in Tabriz and a notable centre for Armenian national and religious ceremonies held by the Armenian community of Tabriz. The church is located in the Dik Bashi district of Tabriz.
This church was built in the 6th century AH (12th century AD) and in his travel chronicles, Marco Polo, the famous Venetian traveler who lived during the 8th century AH (14th century AD), referred to this church on his way to China. For many years, Saint Mary's served as the seat of the Azarbaijan Armenian archbishop. It is a handsomely built edifice, with annex buildings sprawled over a large area. A board of Armenian peers governs the well-attended church.


Location: Tabriz

Days of trip: (Without air plane) 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need About 8 hr driving from Tehran to Tabriz)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: No limit, but spring is b best time.

Daily time visit: No permission at night

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent

Legal permission need: No


Hotel: There are many hotels in Tabriz of which followings are more famous: El Goli Hotel ( Pars ), Shahriyar Hotel, Gostaresh Hotel and Tabriz Hotel

Shop: All Tabriz shops

Gasoline: All gasoline stations in the way from Tehran to Tabriz and in Tabriz city


Nearest airport: Tabriz international airport

Nearest train station: Tabriz railway station


Location on map:


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