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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Thank FayTray
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank EleanorStoneham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Tatun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank hankwang
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
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
Thank araks58
Reviewed October 22, 2018

When we bought our entry tickets we also booked an english speaking guide, many guides with many languages. She took us around and was extremely informative and went through lots ots of things that interested us. Ibn-Sina for the medicines, clours and printing techniques. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Had to visit this museum very fast, unfortunately, because my friends and I were heading elsewhere that afternoon. There are incredible books here, dating from several centuries ago. I wish I had more time to spend in here. Well, maybe next time! V.E

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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