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National Art Gallery

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Address: Hanrapetutyan Hraparak, Yerevan 375010, Armenia
Phone Number: 01580812
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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There are some nice pieces here, but overall underwhelming for the flagship art museum. Enter and head past the restrooms that smell like a neglected honey bucket. Upstairs there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
King Z
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Burgas, Bulgaria

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

There are some nice pieces here, but overall underwhelming for the flagship art museum. Enter and head past the restrooms that smell like a neglected honey bucket. Upstairs there is a small series of about 8 rooms. Takes about 30 minutes to meander slowly and gaze at each work. I enjoyed it but wanted to provide a realistic view of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum is located right in the city center, next to Republic Square, thus very convenient to visit if you got couple of free hours while in Yerevan. The museum consist of different sections, where you can see permanent, as well as guest exhibitions of Armenian and foreign artists.

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Tehran, Iran
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I never imagined a small country like Armenia has such a perfect museum ,very good samples from Armenia history like statues ,stone tomb ,.... plus a good artwork collection of international n Armenian painters all of them in a seven floors building.

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Thank nazanin m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

For those who have been to art museums with classical and Renaissance paintings, the upper floors aren't necessarily novel. In my opinion, it's the Armenian artists that should be the central purpose of any visit. Between Saryan, Aivazovsky,, Avetisyan, Gorky, my personal favorite Sureniants, and many other contemporary artists, you come away in awe.

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Thank Armen M
Al Ain
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This collection has some treasures but you need to really look for them. The organisation is rather erratic and the labels are sometimes hard to read if you wear glasses. I would concur with another reviewer who said the staff manage to make you feel surplus to requirements - or even make you feel like a thief. It's definitely worth... More 

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Oxford
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

When the Soviet union fell apart Armenia refused to return many of the works by soviet artists that are now on display in the National Gallery. You can easily spend a day in this huge and diverse gallery. The best preserved bronze Age wagon in the world s a real treat

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quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I visited in 30c weathe some of r the rooms had fans it was hot hence difficult to concentrate. The dupe an was a disappointment , Armenian painters interesting but what swept me off my feet were the frescoes (copies) and made me change my itinerary and include Aktila monastery on the to see list

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Little Mountain, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. It houses a fantastic collection of Armenian Art from ancient times to modern artists. Eights floors of exhibition halls and very friendly staff!

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is also a fantastic collection of Armenian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Many are well-known and it is a must to visit.

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You can easily spend 3/4 hours walking around the gallery which is full of many masterpieces that were taken by the Soviets. Although their histories aren't quite a desirable as some they've been protected magnificently well for future generations and are very publicly on display.

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