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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

the Matenadaran is a museum, repository of manuscripts, and a research institute in Yerevan, Armenia. It is the world's largest repository of Armenian manuscripts.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a person who likes books then you will find Matenadaran interesting and informative. Any time I have a book geek or a bible manuscript nerd visit me in Yerevan I suggest this Armenian Scriptorium. The English guides are very good and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Matenadaran is one of the most important places of Yerevan. It's a museum of ancient manuscripts holding the oldest manuscripts in the world.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Holiday H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Matenadaran in January, and it was amazing. All of the manuscripts on diplsplay are really beautiful, and show how amazing Armenian history is. If you want to learn more about Armenia during your visit, you have to go here!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank andreasbudiman93
Reviewed January 8, 2019

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 January 2, 2019 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
1  Thank FayTray
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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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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