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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
+374 10 562578
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53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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"hand written"
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"religious books"
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"research institute"
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"on display"
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"guided tour"
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"amazing collection"
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"different languages"
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"english guide"
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"unique place"
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"armenian culture"
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"take pictures"
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"documents"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like it. I go Matenadaran very often. It's one of the best historical place in Armenia. I learn so much new things here.

1  Thank Arus N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a guide or the Museum will have very limited interest. Really delves into the history of the language and written word of Armenia. Beautiful old manuscripts and art work.

Thank Charles W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is amazing place full of history about armenians and about religion: I found there much manuscript books, and each book has own story. I like this museum.

Thank Jenya B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. Wondrful illuminated manuscripts with incredible detail. It gives a real insight into Armenian history and culture.

Thank CityHolidayMaker
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On December 30, 2017, my first museum I visited. It is very much near in my hotel accommodation that takes only 5 minutes to walk. The place is such a marvelous, fantastic, great and beautiful Amazed and astonished by the thousands displayed of preserved manuscripts...More

Thank xheroine1981
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a certified heathen or Pagan, take your pick, the actual numbers of bibles in this museum is pretty mind-boggling. As with most things in Armenia, the credits are in Armenian, Russian and English. Don't miss the third floor. My wife spent a bunch of...More

Thank rtrock
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The please is very beautiful and full of details but it was closed during my visit because of Christmas and new year, hopefully I will visit it and go inside on my next trip to Armenia.

Thank AlSuwaidi_R7
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully displayed manuscripts in nicely renovated museum- well worth the visit. Tour guides are very knowledgeable.

Thank 44lga
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Matenadaran is a must-see museum if you love ancient texts, maps, and religious artifacts. They have over 2,000 well-preserved texts in Armenian, Aramaic, Greek, Persian, and other languages. I was blown away by the condition of these ancient items! They really have stood the...More

1  Thank Alexandra G
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

I'll advice to all visitors to Armenia visit Matenadaran, where they could find outstanding collection of the ancient manuscripts dealing not only with Armenian history but also Armenian highland, neighboring nations and countries. I am sure they could touch the history there. It is just...More

Thank gagike
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ChristelleJabre
26 October 2015|
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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
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