We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Erebuni Town-Fortress

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Yerevan, Armenia
Phone Number: +374 10 458207

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 121 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
  • 2
  • 1
Nice, small museum

We paid for a guide, so we learned things we wouldn't have otherwise; it was worth it. This is a fairly small museum, where they have highlighted a few objects that directly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2015
Terri R
Medicine Hat, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 45: English reviews
Medicine Hat, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We paid for a guide, so we learned things we wouldn't have otherwise; it was worth it. This is a fairly small museum, where they have highlighted a few objects that directly relate to Erebuni. The guide mentioned a few times that other objects were displayed at the National History Museum, which is much larger. For the price, I thought... More 

1 Thank Terri R
Tbilisi, Georgia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Interesting museum and window on ancient Erebuni and beginnings of Yerevan. Guides are available in many languages.

1 Thank terryt622015
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

For a country that prides itself for being an "Open Air Museum", it is disappointing to see this fortress in such poor condition. Most of the treasures in the western culture that dates only a few hundred years are well preserved and presented to visitors whereas this fortress and its museum looked like ruins that needed reconstruction. The museum didn't... More 

Thank agabri
Tehran, Iran
Level Contributor
271 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Very good arranged and guides. Advise:Spend much of your time in the museum and a short stroll in the ruins.

1 Thank BijanTehran_Iran
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
311 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Situated high atop a hill within the city limits of modern Yerevan, Erebuni Town Fortress is the birthplace of Armenia. The site dates the city which eventually became Yerevan as older than Rome by 29 years! The museum was quite interesting and we opted for the guided tour in English. The tour guide spoke excellent English and took time to... More 

1 Thank patrickmeyer
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

well I always like to visit museum but I like the history ones the best and this one is ok but its the old site that stands out. from where I am staying it was very easy to get to, the number 68 mini bus dropped me across the road. as museum goes there is not a lot to see... More 

1 Thank dennis a
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

The amazing part of Erebuni is that serious interventions from the authorities were enough to let the tourist imagine the huge city built by Assyrians thousands of years ago. To enter the museum you should pay 1000 AMD, also they offer you a booklet (guide) for 2500 AMD. This guide is so useful because all items inside the museum are... More 

1 Thank Elie M
Nassau, New Providence Island
Level Contributor
128 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

The Erebuni Town-Fortress offers an excellent panoramic view of Yerevan and has some unique murals dating back to pre-Christian times. Unfortunately, they have been defaced by what appears to be the work of locals. This is an unforgivable attack on Armenian cultural heritage. I recommend seeing the murals before they're scraped away by vandals.

Thank Michael A
SE Michigan, U.S.
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

After seeing the museum below, you can climb to the ruins that overlook the valley. Many of the walls of the fortress are still in place; you just have to image how the rest of the structure looked. Great view of the town below.

Thank fredg1966
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Erebuni fortress sits above the plains of Yerevan at a height of 1017m. It was built in 782 B.C. and not much is left today. It is in ruins with some foundation walls still standing. But one comes here for two reasons : the frescoed walls which are truly amazing and the fabulous view of the city of Yerevan and... More 

2 Thank 99Maria

Travellers who viewed Erebuni Town-Fortress also viewed


Been to Erebuni Town-Fortress? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Erebuni Town-Fortress staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?