Armenian Church in Dhaka

Armenian church, old dhaka

There were an Armenian community in Dhaka between 17th and 18th Century. During that period Armenians have built several infrastructures including churches, schools, and others. Armenian Church is one of those edifices. This Armenian church was built at 1781. And one of the oldest churches in Dhaka. I have heard many things about the church from blogs and peoples. That made me interested to visit the place. But the irony is, most of the time it remains closed, except after 11:00am to 12:00pm at Sunday. Only that one hour window is available for the visitors.

Armenian church, old dhaka

This Armenian church is located at ArmaniTola near the Naya Bazar. Also to make the things easier, it's near from the base of the bridge of Babu bazar bridge. If you take a rikshaw from Naya Bazar, or any place near from that area then they'd take you to the Armenian church. GPS Coordinate of the church is (23°42'44.8"N, 90°24'08.0"E).

Armenian church, old dhaka

If you visit the Armenian church then make sure you are at Sunday, and of course you are at 11:00am. Otherwise you have to watch the church from the buildings which are the proximity of the church. It has a nice view from top. I couldn't go inside the church premise, it was a pity.

Armenian church, old dhaka

Armenian church,
Mitford road,
Country: Bangladesh,
GPS Coordinate (23°42'44.8"N, 90°24'08.0"E).

This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog

Saturday, 17th April 2010


  1. does it require ticket to enter ? only one hour ??? can anyone visit here at 25 december ?

    1. Do not know current situation. Hopefully no ticket requires. Anyone can go for prayer at church during Sunday.


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