The world’s Most Beautiful Churches: Bethlehem church, Iran

Our Forefathers Gave Us These – What Do We Give Our Children?

Also known as Bedkhem Church, this Armenian Apostolic 17th-century church can be found in Isfahan, Iran’s showstopper Safavid city that bedecked each street with glorious monuments and buildings. It is decorated with 72 exquisite paintings, including depictions of the Last Supper and the Expulsion from Eden, but its dome is most defiantly beautiful, with gilding, dainty windows and fine detail. Isfahan is home to some 7,000 Armenians, who live in the Jolfa quarter. Although they are required to obey Islamic dress codes by law, they retain their own culture, identity, language, and 16 churches.

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