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National Art Gallery

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Address: Hanrapetutyan Hraparak, Yerevan 375010, Armenia
Phone Number:
01580812
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Very Impressive Collection

Third largest classic art museum in the former Soviet Union. Pieces by Boticelli and Tintoretto are in the collection. Check out very unusual Chagalls. I visited this place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third largest classic art museum in the former Soviet Union. Pieces by Boticelli and Tintoretto are in the collection. Check out very unusual Chagalls. I visited this place first in the 1990s, and they had quite a few Socialist Realism paintings. After the renovation, Socialist Realists have been scaled down in favor of Armenian portrait art. You will need 3... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The museum is laid out over several floors that aren't well marked. I went to the top floor and wandered through the exhibit, floor by floor.

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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

i was amazed by the collection of the museum! i spent whole my day there and still couldn't see all the things! perfect place for art lovers! paintings of great artists, sculptures, ancient clothing, jewellery, weapon etc! the museum is well maintained and not expensive! photography and video filming require separate ticket.

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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Good gallery, not too expensive. Cultural and local art. It has a main pantry related to the history of Armenia, really nice.

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California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was not sure what to expect from this gallery since I haven't heard much about it, but turns out it's pretty good. The collection is a bit eclectic due to it being, as I understood, in significant part contributed by donors but has some interesting pieces both classic (Dutch, Italian, etc.) and more modern - impressionist/expressionist, etc. Good representation... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you're into art, there are probably better places to spend your time. The museum/gallery building itself is splendid. The exhibits, though, are poorly lit and contain uninteresting paintings (not just Armenian artists) from the 16th century through the mid 20th century. There is very little from the Soviet period. Nearly all of the paintings suffer from some problem with... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

In the same building as the National History museum, and if you are in a hurry, I suggest you do that museum first. However, if you have time over, this museum is well worth a visit. It is a very large museum. On the top floor there are the Old Dutch and Italian masters, with some good works. The floor... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

In years of visiting art museums, this is the first time I have encountered old masterpieces subject to 35C, windows open and sunlight actually reaching works. Fans, such as they are, are feeble and intended to make life a little better for the stern-faced women who sit in some rooms. Some are less attentive than others, preferring to talk and,... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

The exhibition of the Armenian paintings is Very impressive! I was amazed to learn the Armenian National Art Gallery contains the largest collection of the Russian paintings outside Russia. So beautiful! I don't recommend wasting your time and visiting the exhibition of European paintings. I made a mistake and had a museum guide who rushed me all the time so... More 

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Hanau
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

If you savvy modern art from the second half of the 20th century you have to go. Art played a very important role throughout the soviet rule for local Armenians. Nice place to visit

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