Isfahan Province - Isfahan City
Vank Church and Museum
In the eleventh century AH, a group of Armenians was transferred to Isfahan. They settled in a village in the southwest of Isfahan and called the village Julfa. Safavid kings guaranteed their religious freedom and supported the Armenian minority. Among them, there were merchants and people with technical skills. With the help and assistance of Armenian merchants, several churches, including the Church of Vank, were built. Now Jolfa is part of the city of the city of Isfahan. Vank Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Iran with a mixture of Iranian and European architecture. In the church, there are beautiful golden statues and paintings; attracting visitors. Nearby the church, there is a museum which exhibits paintings, books, and other artworks.