During the Safavid era, Shah Abbas I transported a colony of Armenian from the town of Julfa in Iran’s northern border to the suburb of Isfahan on the Southern bank of the "Zayandeh Rud" river; they gradually took up residence in Isfahan and settled into their new home.

Iran (IMNA) - The Armenian neighborhood was home to about 24 Christian churches at the height of its splendor; however, during the Afghani interregnum, the number was greatly downed to 13 churches which survive from the 17th Century C.E.

The holy St. Stephanous church is the largest Armenian monastery remained from the past in Isfahan; it still stands in a glorious manner keeping the magnificent history of Armenia in Iran's cultural capita.

Your Comment

You are replying to: .