Museums and Galleries in Yerevan

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Matenadaran | is your museum home sample manuscripts and early translations, dedicated to Mesrop Mashtots who made the Armenian alphabet in 405 A.D.. Some interesting details to notice is that the alphabet:

  • Initially had 36 letters (2 more letters were added much later to make the alphabet one of the most complete on earth),
  • was made as a prayer with all the letters starting a word in the prayer (besides your letter “r” where the phrase ended inside)

The museum is located at the end of the main artery Mashtots Ave (also referred to as Prospect Ave through the soviet era). A statue is of Mesrop Mashtots in the building’s front.

Operates Tue — Sat

National Art Gallery | is your most important gallery and shows a large variety of International and local artwork within its seven floor. It is located on Republic Square, near the fountains.

Operates Tue — Sun

Martiros Saryan Museum |  Is Just 2 minutes walk from Envoy Hostel at the corner of Saryan and Tumanyan roads. Saryan is a 20th century artist some having an influence but largely landscape themes, along with his colourful paintings.

Operates Fri — Tue 10:30am till 4:30pm

Click here for the website.

Parajanov Museum | homes a excellent group of Sergei Paradjanov’s job of arts. The artist is renowned for his unique and eccentric  artwork as well as   his notorious cinematography for example “The Colour of Pomegranates” is one of his creations.

Yerevan, 15/16 Dzoragyugh Poghots

The museum will be open seven days 10:30am till 5:00pm

For more info check their website.

Cafesjian Centre for Arts | is one of the newest additions to Yerevan, is a great collection of modern art. Situated on peak of the Cascade measures, its worth going there if it’s merely to find the outdoor artwork on the measures and respect the view of Yerevan from the top of these measures.

The centre also presents special exhibits and frequently has events such as concerts. For up to date information on events check their website.

Operates Tue — Thur: 10:00am — 5:00pm | Fri — Sun: 10:00am — 8:00pm

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