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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to climb up the hill to the library and then quite a number of steps. If you wanted to take photos, a fee of 2500 dram was charged. Not worth it to me! I went with the group and local guide to view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very instructive about how ancient Armenian civilisation did write those manuscripts with natural dyes prepared by themselfs... Ancient books are exposed, with different type of parchment, papyrus, paper...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raffichirvanian
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Rising at the top of Mashtots Avenue, the basalt grey Manuscript Repository is an imposing sight. Constructed in the forties-fifties, it is a rather restrained, pinnacle-free specimen of Stalinist monumental architecture. Indoors, the Repository presents a dazzling collection of illuminated manusripts, mainly from 11th century...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

I had a personal group tour of the museum and would highly recommend it! Having a guide makes a difference because it's a big collection, so the guides' knowledge and stories help visitors to better understand key details. My one complaint was it got very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

Very good place for learning armenian history, good excercian!!!!! ! highly recommended!!! Thx) you must be there, if you visit Yerevan!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MircoBreeman
Reviewed November 24, 2018

This is an extraordinary and priceless collection of ancient manuscripts and not to be missed if you are at all interested in Armenia's history and rich heritage. Plenty to see and appreciate without a guide but we had a friendly and informative English guide who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

The manuscripts, the exhibition pieces are priceless, and are presented in an orderly fashion. A short walk from the center.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

This is one of the itineraries from my trip. I find this place its interesting. And the explanation from our tour agent were lively.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Incredible collection of ancient manuscripts housed in a magnificent, cavernous building at the very end of Mashtots Avenue. It's about a 10 minute walk from the Opera House away from the Northern Avenue end. The condition of the manuscripts is amazing. So many from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Great place for ancient manuscripts and to learn about the Armenian alphabet, i was surprised to find other nations manuscripts, like Albania.

Date of experience: September 2018
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ChristelleJabre
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According to the museum's Web site, no, it is not open on Sundays. "The Matenadaran works every day besides Sundays, Mondays and holidays, from 10.00 to 17.00 " See here: double-yu-double-yu-double-yu DOT matenadaran DOT... More
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