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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 2 days ago via mobile

Recommended by an Armenian friend. Glad I visited. Very impressive collection of manuscripts and books, not only in Armenian. Hired the services of one English speaking guide at the museum. Recommended.

Thank RabieRafia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s really worth to book a guide for a one hour tour. You will understand a lot about arménien history through the emergence of its alphabet.

Thank Viva_badabing_s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the collection of books is excellent and some of the exhibits date back as far as the 9th century, there is not much you can learn about them from the display itself, since the only information provided is the date and title. The worst...More

1  Thank mmaatt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked for a private tour in English since my husband does not speak Armenian. The place is immaculate and a dream for anyone interest in literary work.

Thank Mell72
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to wander and check out some really decorative bibles along with some illuminated manuscripts.

Thank bigshowgeer
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

You should see the fine collection here telling our history to the visitors from all over the world. All the miniature works of different medieval miniature artists, Bibles decorated with paintings, medical books and other valuable pieces of Armenian culture and history. Here you can...More

Thank Freedom A
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The institute has a spectacular view from outside and inside. The statues of the first Armenian language teacher and his followers is a masterpiece.

Thank Sakharov H
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

As someone said, without the Armenian literature this little people would have already disappeared from the pages of History. In fact, the Armenian literary tradition, also linked to its specific alphabet, wanted by Mesrop Mashtots (you can find his statue at the entrance of the...More

1  Thank marcopretelli
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 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 17 February 2018

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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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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