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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

Mashots Av 53 | Yerevan, Yerevan 0013, Armenia
+374 10 562578
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Mashots Av 53 | Yerevan, Yerevan 0013, Armenia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Matenadaran commands respect. It is an impressive structure located at the very end of Mashtots Ave that looks like it could house a government ministry. You must follow a narrow, cobblestone road to access the building itself and, once you get there, are left...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In and of itself, the Matenadaran is fascinating; nowhere else can you get so comprehensive a view of the breadth of Armenian culture and their contribution to so many different histories than by tracing the strands of their contributions to some of the most impressive...More

Thank Vukojebinje
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very intersting museum. Here you can see the smallest bible in the world and the biggiest book. High reccomend.

Thank Arevik M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the steep walk up even in 37C. Such a collection of religious documentation much spectacularly illustrated. Quite remarkable even if you don’t have Armenian ancestry

Thank HofH999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum have a lot of great exhibitions of ancient manuscripts. When we went, there were exhibitions of manuscripts of armenians that lived in the Polish commonwealth for example. There was also a section of ancient bibles. Some of the world'a oldest bibles are preserved...More

Thank Levi_Jonatas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My local friend took me there. Armenia people are very proud of their history. The visit in this museum took us about hour, but for me it was boring. Of course there are few very beautiful things. There are mostly books with alphabet which I...More

Thank Shadov_Szcz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive collection of manuscripts. Must be seen in person! Take the tour to learn more. A little disappointed in the gift shop, but that won’t affect my rating.

Thank xcheck28
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible collection of ancient documents and manuscripts. A must visit for the old bibles dating to the early centuries of Christianity.

Thank H John K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't think a museum featuring ancient books and manuscripts would be our thing - but this was truly magnificent! We were wowed by the collection. You won't find anything like this (in terms of size and variety) in the States. Definitely worth checking out!

Thank Ted_Henry
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent guide and really learned a lot about the manuscripts. Many parallels to the Book of Kells.

Thank SadieMT
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ChristelleJabre
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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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