ISFAHAN, Iran (PanARMENIAN.Net) — The Holy Savior Cathedral, an Armenian church in Iranian city of Isfahan was included in the International Business Times’ recommendations for British tourists who will from now on be able to travel to the Islamic Republic thanks to direct London-Tehran flights.
The Holy Savior Cathedral, commonly known as Vank Cathedral, is an Armenian Apostolic church built in the early 1600s in Isfahan and located in the New Julfa district.
The cathedral was established in 1606, dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618.
The interior is covered with fine frescos and gilded carvings and includes a wainscot of rich tile work.
Also included in the list are Mount Damavand, the Bazaar of Isfahan, the Ali Kapu Palace, Isfahan’s Allāhverdi Khan Bridge, Persepolis, Golestan Palace in Tehran, the Zagros Mountains and many other wonders.
British Airways resumed direct flights to Iran, running six round trip flights per week with more flights scheduled to be added later this year. Some sanctions against Iran were lifted earlier this year as part of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.