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National Art Gallery

Address: Hanrapetutyan Hraparak, Yerevan 375010, Armenia
Phone Number: 01580812
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Ranked #18 of 51 Attractions in Yerevan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Yerevan, Armenia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Official name "National Gallery of Armenia", located on Republic Square, this art museum has an entrance fee of only about $1.70 USD per person and can easily fill 2-3 hours of your day. It presents a large collection of art ranging from Greek to Roman to Armenian to American, spread over 5 floors of an expansive building. Unfortunately the museum... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

National Art Gallery is located in very heart of the down town. You should definitely pay a visit. The National Gallery of Armenia was founded in 1921 by the decision of the Soviet Armenian Government, as the Art Department, one of the five departments of the State Museum. Ayvazovski, Saryan, H. Hagopian and many other well known painters are presnted... More 

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SE Michigan, U.S.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The Armenian works were worth the visit. Other works displayed weren't all that special if you're used to galleries in Europe.

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Arizona, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. The main museum of Yerevan...the country, covering the history and art. Glad we had a local to explain what was what...would have been a whole different experience without.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great art is housed here but disappointingly taken care of with open windows on a hot day, no climate control, no explanation of any of the art, with a little TLC this could be a great musuem.

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Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It is not a famous art gallery in Vienna or in Venice! You will not find some great works of Michelangelo there BUT I do really believe that you will definitely see the colors you`ve never seen before!

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This museum is not easy to find as it is above the Armenian history museum. Most of the floors are ok, but on level 3 through some not so well marked doors are huge rooms of altar paintings rescued from churches and replicas of wall paintings in actual sizes. Some of these are maybe 10 meters by 5 meters. This... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

its small, convenient and although not the first thing to see if you are on limited timeframe, its worth going. where else are you going to see so much armenian art?

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USA
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172 reviews 172 reviews
39 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The building that houses the Natonal Art Gallery or the National Art Gallery of Armenia is superb. Unfortunately, as others have commented, most of the galleries are not temperature controlled and there is a lot that can be done by UNESCO and others to properly preserve these beautiful art pieces by Aivazovsky and others. The art itself is definitely worth... More 

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Beirut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Please sort some air conditioning out. It's like roaming in a furnace with only one piddly fan in each space churning out recycled hot air. I had to escape from the heat, but not before discovering the work of Martiros Saryan, which made the entrance fee worthwhile.

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