Category: Jolfa

The St. Stepanos Monastery

The St. Stepanos monastery is an Armenian church about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azerbaijan Province northeast Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Aras River on the Iranian side of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. It was built in the 9th century and rebuilt in the Safavid era after several earthquakes damaged it. The name of the church is driven from the name…