Saint Stepanos hosts 2,500 for­eign trav­el­ers in H1

Tehran Times - - HERITAGE & TOURISM -

TEHRAN — Some 2,500 for­eign tourists vis­ited the UNESCO-in­scribed Saint Stepanos Monastery in north­west Iran dur­ing the first half of the cur­rent Ira­nian cal­en­dar year (started March 21, 2017).

Some 2,500 en­try tick­ets for the monastery have been sold to for­eign na­tion­als dur­ing the pe­riod, Me­hdi Ab­basi, a tourism of­fi­cial, told IRNA on Sun­day.

Lo­cated about 15 km north­west of the city of Julfa in East Azarbai­jan prov­ince, the monastery to­gether with St. Thad­deus and the Chapel of Dzord­zor have been in­scribed on UNESCO World Her­itage list as “The Ar­me­nian Monas­tic En­sem­bles of Iran”.

They are ex­am­ples of out­stand­ing univer­sal value of the Ar­me­nian ar­chi­tec­tural and dec­o­ra­tive tra­di­tions yet bear tes­ti­mony to very im­por­tant in­ter­changes with other re­gional cul­tures, the Byzan­tine, Ortho­dox and Per­sian, in par­tic­u­lar.

A view of Saint Stepanos Monastery in north­west Iran

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