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Vank Church
29-SEP-2006 Ali Majdfar

Vank Church

Isfahan- Iran

A Church With Islamic Architecture

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Kara 16-Mar-2015 01:45
I love your passion for your country! I hope one day all of our leaders will find peace for all of us. Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful country with the world.
Jeff Real21-Jul-2010 02:32
The light is beautiful here ~V~
Guest 19-Aug-2008 22:34
My last name is " VANK ", John. Born and raised in Canada. My father was born in Hungary 1912, immigrated with his parents (my grandparents) in 1925. His name and his father's name was John (English version). The first born son in the family's where named after their grandfather's (and father) Tradition ?
Anyways, I do have a question. Because of my last name would my ancestory go back to Armenia and then to Iran ? If you have an answer or question contact me at
Guest 17-Jul-2008 20:56
I am looking for the information where I can attend the Holy Mass on Sunday in Iran. Places, address, HOURS. I am Roman Catholic, but I would be grateful for news on any Catholic church, eg. Chaldean... Please let me know...e-mail:
Paul L-R07-Jul-2008 20:39
Beautiful architecture and great capture
aj 20-Feb-2008 08:22
i dint no they had churches in iran!
CHINETTI Gérard 31-Oct-2007 21:06
Quand je suis passé à Ispahan en 1973, on désignait cette église et le quartier voisin sous le nom de "Djolfa"
Damon Lynch19-Oct-2007 19:34
I was able to get some images from inside the church (normally photography is banned inside, as you know Mehdi!). They are about half way down this page:

My photos outside were rather dull as I ran out of time!
andre 14-Aug-2007 09:31
i am an Armenian-Iranian too & my parents still live next door to this cathedral ; you can also enjoy the cofe teria located on the same alley called "Ani".thanks for posting this images .by the way to answer to one of the guest asking about the religion practiced at Vank :defnetly "Cristian"
mohammad 11-Jul-2007 13:04
hi u'r site is beautifuly i'm mohammad in iran 15 years old email:mohammad_mardetanhayeshab
Ator 26-Apr-2007 07:02
I love al your picture, i wish you had made some pic from northwest of iran as you know one of the oldest church in the world is in iran.
Jackson Tan Said Meng 14-Apr-2007 03:23
I am Jackson Tan Said Meng. I am a Malaysian Chinese and my age is 52 years old. I came to Iran ( Tehran/Esfahan/Shiraz) in February 2007 and have enjoyed the splendid end of winter. In Esfahan, I was indeed very surprise to see a church. I am also a Christian (evangelical christian and born again). I hope to visit beautiful Esfahan again and being able to step into a church to see for myself the beauty of its architectural built. I hope to meet some Iranian Jew and learn about their lifestyle.
Guest 13-Apr-2007 02:49
I am an Armenian Iranian. I have to admit that the Iranian people are the most kind and compassionated people in the world. Let God bless them.
Ali Majdfar24-Mar-2007 05:41
Yes, you're right Elishka. I changed the name; thanks for notifying.
Elishka 23-Mar-2007 22:35
It's acctually Vank, not Wang.
Impressive set of photos by the way :)
Mehdi 16-Mar-2007 16:38
Yes this church still use as a church.Inside this church you can see magnificent paintings and piece of arts(naked paintings)This church built 400 years ago in safavid dynasty under the order of shah abbas the great.
This is one of many churchs in Esfahan.
Also we have jew temples in Esfahan and so Fire temples and all of them use for their own relligions.Yes.
You can come see for yourself my frind.
Wellcome to Esfahan.
Guest 11-Mar-2007 21:51
Is this still used as a Church or is only Islam the allowed religion?
Soenda28-Jan-2007 19:09
Such beautiful arched windows and the gorgeous blue tile. I enjoy the way you have framed the photo from under another arch.
Guest 06-Jan-2007 07:15
where's the wang?
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