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The Vank Cathedral or Amenaparkich, meaning "Holy Church", is the name of a church in the Jolfa neighborhood of Isfahan, which has been named after the name of the Church of the Sperm Amena Perkich Vankak church in Nakhchivan. This church is from the historical churches of Armenians of Isfahan and was built at the time of Shah Abbas II. Vanak means the monastery in Armenian.
The church, also known as the Armenian Basilica of Isfahan, was built during the reign of Shah Abbas II and from the Church of St. Stephenos in Julfa, Azerbaijan. In terms of gilding, the roof and the interior of the dome and historical paintings are among the most beautiful churches in Isfahan. Inside the church and all the walls around it, decorated with oil painting and water of gold in Iranian style, and images of the life of Christ (AS) are influenced by Italian decorations. This church has a huge dome and its walls and vaults, and is currently home to the Armenian Caliphate of Iran and India.
Isfahan, Jolfa, Vank Church Alley