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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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This place is worth a visit especially with the tour or you won't understand the majority of things. The displays are interesting, but you have to hear it from the guide to really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place is worth a visit especially with the tour or you won't understand the majority of things. The displays are interesting, but you have to hear it from the guide to really experience the museum. We were impressed by the history of the country. And definitely get a photo permit. Create memories and take them back home to share... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum of manuscripts, many of them rescued by deportees in 1915. Variable quality of information in English but well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This place is mind-blowing, but here's a tip -- get a tour. It's my own fault I'm not giving it five stars, because we were total idiots and didn't get said tour, which I know would have made the experience that much better. I know this because we ended up loitering around a tour group to pick up interesting tidbits... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderful collection of ancient manuscripts and old books. It is worth paying the extra money for a photography permit, which is not actually that expensive and you will wish you had it inside. While you should ideally do both, if you have to choose I would say that this is actually more worthwhile than the national museum.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An amazing collection of old manuscripts. Check out the new building as well. It is right behind the classic one visible from the the Mashtots Ave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I understand why many places forbid flash photography, but the ability to take flash-free photographs should be limited to those who are willing to pay a fee. Unfortunately, this is not one of those places. The English-speaking guide was so informative, and I learned so much. Being able to see the photographs over and over again would keep this museum... More 

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Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

he Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Armenian: Մեսրոպ Մաշտոցի անվան հին ձեռագրերի ինստիտուտ (Mesrop Mashtots'i anvan hin dzeragreri institut)), commonly referred to as the Matenadaran (Armenian: About this sound Մատենադարան), is a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum in Yerevan, Armenia. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Aryans Tours Tour operator in Armenia offers daily tours in Matenadaran. We best place where you can be part of ancient times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I went this place but unfortunately on Monday, however it was quiet nice if door was closed, there were still some sculptures and statues to explore.. Special nice view and cold water outside to drink..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are in Armenia, you have to visit this place. They tour is rather affordable, and you will have the experience of your life. To see the ancient manuscripts with amazing design and colors was such a great experience. Photography is not allowed (was not at least when I visited) but the bookstore in the museum offers good souvenirs... More 

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