Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Karlos Zurutuza, a regular contributor to hidden europe, tracks down an intriguing church in the heart of Yerevan, capital of Armenia.

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It takes a bit of finding despite what they say in Yerevan. "You won't miss it" they'll tell you. "It's right in the city centre". And so it is, hidden away near the junction of Sayat Nova and Abovyan street. But it is not until the man at the corner waves you on into a courtyard that you get to see the 'Katoghike' church.

This is the most extraordinary of Yerevan churches - the oldest in a city full of churches.

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Karlos Zurutuza is hidden europe's special correspondent. He writes in Basque, Spanish and English. His work has been published in various magazines and newspapers.

This article was published in hidden europe 17.