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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Address: 53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
Phone Number: 10 562578

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Be sure to hire the guide. This was such a wonderful part of our visit in Yerevan. So much history here. I didn't really expect to like it as much as I did. Well worth the time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

In my visit, no one was there to guide you even the staff didn't understand english well. You won't miss anything if you don't go there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Be sure to hire the guide. This was such a wonderful part of our visit in Yerevan. So much history here. I didn't really expect to like it as much as I did. Well worth the time and money!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Matenadaran is worth a look if you're in Yerevan and are interested in manuscripts. I liked the art exhibition in the basement most.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Most of all I liked the Biggest and smallest Armenian manuscripts. I liked the alphabet that was created in 405 by Mesrop Mashtots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Huge entrance area- throwback to the Soviet times I guess.The ticket need to be bought from the small souvenir shop to the right side of the entrance. The staff are not very helpful and one feels that they are doing you a favor even as you enter at the gate. But thats quite common at most government places in Erevan.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Visiting matenadaran made my trip to Armenia a truly great one. Lots of interesting found out about Armenia. Will be back for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I'm not an expert in the field but I found the exhibits very interesting, especially to see how maps or human body were viewed some centuries ago. Nice and compact museum and a great joy to see all of the preserved manuscripts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On the way up we were greeted by a massive sitting statue of Mashtots, who created the Armenian Alphabet. The most complete exhibition of books, Breviers, prayer books and Documents dating back to between 1400 - 1500 years involving Religion and History. Very well set up and presented, translated from Armenian and Russian into English. Some of the old books... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you're travelling in Armenia, this is one of the most important places you should visit in Yerevan. Here you can find the smallest (match size)and biggest monuscripts (28kg). number of collection of ancient manuscripts.It's not that expensive. Less than 2Eur, for students even less if I'm not mistaken 500AMD (1EUR). It's in the very center of the city. SO... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

As you enter, you have to pay a admission fee. Then they ask if you plan on taking pictures, if you are then you do have to pay an extra fee. I disagree that they make you pay an extra fee to take pictures. I really don't understand the point of this, either they allow you to and it is... More 

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