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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Address: 53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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The place where it lied upon is breathtakiny beautiful. The museum itself is mostly filled with Armenian Gospels and Bibles from different eras. But, what makes this place more... read more

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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love history and museums but I found this quite dull unfortunately. Display case after display case of books and bits of paper. It did not cost much to go in but I only stayed for about 30 minutes. If you are walking from town it's a long uphill walk - but nice to do all the same.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place where it lied upon is breathtakiny beautiful. The museum itself is mostly filled with Armenian Gospels and Bibles from different eras. But, what makes this place more interesting is that they also preserved Persian and Moslem manuscript, including old Qurans. The ticket costs 1000 AMD and it is worth it. PS: in the souvenir shop they also sells... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Museum of Ancient Manuscript as part of a tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, she knew so much about the manuscripts and had great English. There was a lot to learn about and explained a good deal about some of the history of Armenia. As someone who works with children I would say it is not one... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a guided tour of this and it lasted about an hour. It was a interesting part of the Armenian history. There were a lot of tours going on in a small room so it was very difficult to here what the guide was saying. It is worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique place – museum and institute of manuscripts. Huge, unusual collection of beautiful, priceless books. This place cannot be missed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a museum for old bible and other manuscripts so if that is not your thing then this is not the museum for you. But it's very interesting to see those ancient collections, it's very important for Armenian people because despite the wars and pillages over the years they were able to save those priceless items so the enemies won't... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be in Armenia and not to visit Matenadaran means that you loses somehing very important! Because this unique institution gives idea about essence of Armenians and their ancient culture. The nation survived thanks to Armenian alphabet created at the beginning of the 5th century! You will know a lot about Armenians and Armenia when visiting Matenadarat! Never miss it.

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Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No need for verbosity here ... simply one need to visit the manuscript museum and understand what country he/she is visiting. If I had a guest from other country - I'd rather take him to Matenadaran before going to elsewhere. Take a guide and listen to story. That's all.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matenadaran is a most worthwhile visit in Yerevan. Combined with a visit to the history museum on Republic Square and the Genocide Memorial and Museum, you get a great overview of Armenian history. Complete with old Bibles, books, texts, and manuscripts (which you would expect), you will find maps, recipes, and interesting photo exhibits. Located near the Cascades, the location... More 

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Amazonia, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture of the buildings and the statues are amazing. There is no photos allowed in the museum itself. But it's truly amazing outside.

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