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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Mashots Av 53 | Yerevan, Yerevan 0013, Armenia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is also called the Mesrop Mashtot Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. Mesrop Mashtot was the inventor of the Armenian alphabet - he created it in 405. It is a fantastic collection of Armenian and foreign manuscripts, illuminated books, huge books written on calf skin and...More

Thank Agnes448
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was amazed at the collection of the Matenadaran. I definitely suggest you hire a guide to explain every single book there. They are so knowledgeable and kind people. It costs only $2 to buy a ticket which I think is too cheap, you can't...More

Thank Ray K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This would be a fantastic place for people who are interested in old manuscripts. However, for those less interested, a quick look round the attractive displays is enough. I was on a guided tour and found it rather slow and boring.

Thank Kyle-Nazard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be is the first Manuscript , oldest stone or religious book, everything you will find here. It is named after the inventor of Armenia alphabets. The museum guide will help you to walk with the History. They also have the oldest manuscripts from different countries....More

Thank Tuhin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably not the most usual tour sites, but this museum has several rooms full of illuminated manuscripts. If you are into illuminated/non-illuminated old books, a place to be.

Thank vamsally
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many manuscripts to be seen, very old, they have an English guide to explain what they are otherwise if you don't read the language you wouldn't know.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The manuscripts shown here are marvellous: pieces of art and faith and culture. But you have very little explanations, nothing else apart from the title and age of each manuscript. I recommend to pay the extra 2500 dram ticket in order to take photos of...More

Thank AlbertoLuccaroni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful ancient manuscripts. My favorite is a Persian tax document because it is a beautifully ornate, yet mundane document. I definitely recommend it if you're interested in books, art, religion, or historic documents.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s recommended place by Tour Guides. We spent 1000 AMD per person but all books , manuscripts in Armenian Language. Could not make out anything. Sunday Monday is closed and only one level is opened. Those who do not understand Armenian, no sense visiting..

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful collection very well preserved and restored. The exhibit is monastery inspired so it is not very modern. Overall nice experience and our guide was simply a sweetheart...

Thank Rana A
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October 26, 2015|
Response from ABW27 | Reviewed this property |
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