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National Art Gallery

Address: 1 Arami St., Yerevan 375010, Armenia
Phone Number: 3741-580812
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Ranked #19 of 39 Attractions in Yerevan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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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Arizona, USA
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18 helpful votes 18 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Sydney, Australia
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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70 helpful votes 70 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
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

They do indeed have the 3rd largest number of Italian masters in the former Soviet empire....the tragedy being that most galleries are not climate-controlled, so the paintings hang in 32C heat. Can't UNESCO assist?

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New Haven, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There aren't a lot of Armenian painters, so you don't have to do much to qualify being put on the walls in the Art Gallery. I would recommend to use the time somewhere else.

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Amarillo, Texas
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I enjoyed exploring this museum's numerous floors. Depending on your preference, you can make it through relatively quickly or spend hours in here. Even though it contains a nice amount of Armenian art, I would have loved to see even more examples. Definitely stop by; it's worth your time.

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