Matenadaran, Erebuni Museum, Tsitsernakaberd

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Archaeological, Cultural-historical, Museums

Within the scope of this tour we suggest visiting the three main museums of Yerevan: first, Erebuni museum and fortress, which, according to the inscription, found during excavations, is considered the birthplace of the capital in 782 BC. After that, head to Matenadaran Institute of unique ancient manuscripts, and in the very end, explore the important and crushing page of the history of Armenia i...

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What to expect

Stop: Yerevan main sights

Description: Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia, a city, which is 29 years older than Rome! It dates back to 782 BC, when the fortress of Erebuni was built by king Argishti The First. Yerevan is often referred to as "The Pink City" for many buildings are made of pink tuff stone. The capital city is a major tourist destination thanks to its numerous landmarks, extensive nightlife, great museums and lovely parks. A walking tour is the best way to really get immersed in Yerevan's culture, history and cuisine. One of the truly magnificent sights is Republic Square with musical fountains: from early May till mid-autumn there is a fantastic singing-dancing fountains show, accompanied by some great music of various genres. Another sight not to be missed is Cascade Complex, offering absolutely breathtaking views from the top to the city. You can fully enjoy it at night, when Yerevan lights up.

Stop: Erebuni Museum and Fortress

Place: Erebuni Museum, Armenia, Yerevan, Khachik Dashtents street

Description: The fortress of Erebuni is on Arin-Berd hill. It was built in 782 BC by the Urartian King Argishti The First. During the excavations, started in the 20th century, a cuneiform inscription was found, according to which, the history of nowadays Yerevan starts from this place. On the top of the hill the ruins of the citadel and the frescoes on the wall reveal the high artistic achievements of those remote centuries. The museum down the hill displays the findings that have been excavated in the territory of the fortress.

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Stop: Tsitsernakaberd Memorial

Place: Tsitsernakaberd Memorial, Armenia, Yerevan, Tsitsernakaberd Park

Description: The memorial-complex to the victims of the Armenian genocide towers over Tsitsernakaberd hill. At the center of the monument there is the Memorial Sepulcher with eternal flame and twelve tall basalt slabs, leaning over the flame. As a part of the monument, the arrow-shaped 44 m high granite stele symbolizes the spiritual rebirth and bold spirit of the Armenian people.

Admission is free

Stop: Armenian Genocide Museum

Place: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, 8/8, Tsitsernakaberd Highway, Yerevan, Armenia

Description: Armenian Genocide Museum is a special constituent part of Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex. The exhibit contains many large photos, taken by the witnesses, archival documents, documentary films and the original documents, issued by international organizations and parliaments of foreign countries, condemning the Genocide.

Admission is free

Stop: Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

Place: Matenadaran, Armenia, Yerevan, Koryun str., 14:

Description: On the northern part of Mashtots avenue there is Matenadaran (translated as a book depository), one of the world's most ancient libraries. Its collections comprise ancient Armenian books and miniature paintings, that have gained worldwide fame. Among its unique treasures there are the works of ancient classical authors and rare manuscripts, that have come to our days only in the Armenian translation. Several monuments to the outstanding Armenian cultural figures are located in the courtyard of Matenadaran.

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lunch: Lunch (optional)

Description: If desired, it is possible to arrange a meal at a local restaurant. *Alcoholic drinks are not included in the meal price. **Please notify in advance to reserve seats. ****Take with you cash Drams: it is not always possible to pay for lunch in the restaurant by Credit Card

Place: Restaurant

Kitchen: Armenian

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The price includes

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Comfortable transport
  • Professional guide (for the guided tour option)

What to take with you

Don't forget to take with you:
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses

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