Andrew Verti or Chupan Chapel has been built in 16th century AD and ir has been renovated in 1836 AD. This place is location of worship by Armenia shepherds who were inhabited in villages around Sham village.
This church is among the monuments of Iran which through 32nd meeting has been recorded in list of world heritage of UNESCO in 2008.
After Shah Abbas the great changed the capital of Iran from Tabriz to Esfahan, he transferred the residents of Jolfa who were Armenian to Esfahan and made a city there with this name and accommodated them. Regarding that the inhabitants of this area were Armenian, there are numerous churches in different parts of Jolfa including a famous section named “Sham Village”, these churches are church of saint Stephanus, saint Anrovit, church of Nakhirchi, Chupan church, Farhadi church, church of Sorep George (Agh church), Grigorous church (Ghareh church), church of Virgin Mary.
This historic place has been counted as one of tourist attracting locations due to being on the way of Aras tourist route and it is the host of myriads of tourists.