Etchmiadzin cathedral (Armavir region)

According to Armenian church tradition, the cathedral was built between 301 and 303.As the main shrine of religious Christian Armenians worldwide, Etchmiadzin has been an important location in Armenia not only religiously, but also politically and culturally. The Kingdom of Armenia under Tiridates III became the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301.  Along with several important early medieval churches located nearby, the cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.