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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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Unless you happened to have already studied Armenian history and culture and early Christian documents, you are probably unprepared for the surprise and delight that this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Neepawa, Canada

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Neepawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unless you happened to have already studied Armenian history and culture and early Christian documents, you are probably unprepared for the surprise and delight that this REMARKABLE and AWESOME collection and this historic site has to offer! Case upon case of the earliest illustrated Christian documents in history — beautiful to behold and to understand how deep and old is... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if you are in Yerevan. Greatest collection of hand written books and bibles. The new and old buildings are master pieces of architecture. An experience of its own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most energetic place in the city! Amazing museum! Great manuscripts!! every traveler in Yerevan must visit Matenadaran!

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is massive and you expect a huge museum, but it's not that big. You will find the most amazing miniatures inscribed in the ancient books. Plan an hour. Afterwards it will get a bit too much and repetitive.

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It's a perfect and precious collection of manuscripts ;in Armenian ,Farsi ,Italian and ... language .some of them have beautiful paintings too . The museum building n status in front of it are beautiful too.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Thousands of old manuscripts in many languages, specially Armenian, but the display room is small and only a handful of the most important manuscripts are displayed.

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Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I like this place architecture its purely European style and its feel great to visit there and I have learned my style of architecture of this building.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Interesting building with an interesting purpose. The material whilst beautiful, does get a little repetitive (think religious manuscripts), but as a result the collection, or those elements that are out for public display shouldn't take you too long to peruse. There is an additional fee for a photography pass which was a little disappointing.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

One of the finest museums of illuminated manuscripts anywhere in the world, with collections not only from Armenia, but also the Persian world and wider Middle East. Excellent for anyone with an interest in Christianity, Islam, or manuscripts more generally.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I enjoyed a lot this museum even though it is quite specialised in old manuscripts. Anyway, there are several things which can interest also normal people who are not experts in the subjects (as me).

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