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Matenadaran (Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts) Tours

Matenadaran (Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts)
This world-class museum is home to one of the largest—and most impressive—collections of ancient manuscripts on earth. They cover a wide-range of topics, including history, medicine, literature and philosophy.

In addition to a museum, where travelers can learn about the history of the Armenian alphabet, examine parchments and copies of the first printed books, Matenadaran is home to one of the most important scientific research centers in the country.

Practical Info

The museum is located at 53 Mashtots Avenue in Yerevan. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm. The museum is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Address: 53 Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan, Armenia
Hours: Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
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Yerevan City Tour

Yerevan City Tour

Get a comprehensive and educational overview of Yerevan on this tour. Travel through the city in a comfortable minivan and learn about tis history from your guide. Stop at the city’s highlights, including the Mother Armenia statue, Matenadaran and its collection of books, the Cascade art installations, and the Genocide Memorial.
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Private Yerevan City Tour: Erebuni, Matenadaran & Tsitsernakaberd Museums

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Private Yerevan City Tour: Erebuni, Matenadaran & Tsitsernakaberd Museums

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Step into the history and culture of Armenia on a 5-hour private tour of Yerevan that can be tailored to your schedule and interests. Enjoy the flexibility of a personal driver/guide as you explore some of the city’s top museums, taste your way through a local food market, and visit Tsitsernakaberd, a moving memorial to the Armenian genocide. This 5-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Yerevan hotels, all transport, entrance fees, and a brandy tasting, and it’s the perfect orientation to Armenia’s capital city.
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Guided Yerevan City Cultural & Historical Tour

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Skip the long lines and slice straight to the heart of ancient Armenia on this guided skip-the-line tour. Start day with visit to Modern Art museum where you will find impressive collections of art. Feel like in Hogwarts from Harry Potter, surrounded with ancient manuscripts in Matenadaran. Your guide will keep the pace leisurely, with plenty of time for self exploration and pictures.
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Yerevan Card Including Free 40+ Museums, 5+ Tours & Discounts

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This convenient pass gets you discounts and freebies at Yerevan's best restaurants, hotels, cafes, and attractions. The pass includes a free airport transfer, public transportation, and one-time entrances to many of the city’s top museums, galleries, and attractions. You can also take tours including a double-decker bus city tour, Ararat brandy company tour, guided-tours in Armenia and more.
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Yerevan City Tour: Private Tour

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Walking down the beautiful streets of Yerevan, which has been known as “pink city” for ages because of the color of the stones it has been built with. So we will visit Republic Square, Mashtots Avenue, the house of Opera and Ballet the park “Cascade“ which is giant stairway in Yerevan. Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps is an escalator going the length of the complex. Cascade is one of the unique places in Yerevan. From above Cascade, the whole city becomes visible.You will visit Matenadaran where you can find a huge collection of antic books and the biggest book of the World. You will be educated about the history of Yerevan and Armenian as well as have a time to remember!
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Sightseeing Tour Armenia

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During this seven day round trip in Armenia, you will visit UNESCO listed churches, the famous lake Sevan and other sights. You will be guided by friendly guides who have excellent knowledge about the places you visit.
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Travel to Armenia

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The tour is interesting enough as during a short stay in Armenia travelers will be enabled to explore main highlights of Armenia. Thus, they will form a general idea of country it is in its huge cultural & historical heritage.
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2 Countries in 2 Days: Discover Yerevan & Tbilisi on a Private Tour

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Two days, two countries, and two fascinating capital cities—explore Yerevan and Tbilisi during a multi-day excursion. In Yerevan, visit Matenadaran, a scientific library and research center, and the History Museum of Armenia. You''ll spend the next day in Tbilisi, Georgia, exploring Old Town and Mtatsminda Park.
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Amazing 7-Day tour in Armenia!

Amazing 7-Day tour in Armenia!

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One week but numerous discoveries! Join the trip and unveil main landmarks of ancient Armenia.
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7-Day Tour to The Ancient Culture of Armenia from Yerevan

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Discover the ancient culture of Armenia on a 7-day tour of the 3,500-year-old country from Yerevan. With a knowledgeable guide, marvel at ancient landmarks that represent the birth of Christian civilization; see the UNESCO-listed Geghard medieval monastery; absorb the sacred atmosphere of a selection of churches like Armenian Apostolic; and admire the natural splendor of Lake Sevan. Luxuriate for 6 nights’ in comfortable accommodation and enjoy transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach for the duration of your tour.
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Armenia in your hearts

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Yerevan tour in a retro Lada with drinks (Yerevan city tour)

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Have a fun evening tour passing by Yerevan beautiful landmarks on The Lada, a very dear car to many people
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Historical & Cultural Tour of Armenia

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The only classical car tour in Yerevan that shows the vibe of Yerevan, a great match between the car interior exterior feeling and the city, have a fun tour while enjoying some drinks that completes the experience.
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Little Armenia

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Areni Wine Festival / 03-09.10.2019

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Gastronomic Tour in Armenia

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Depart from your country and start a nice journey to Armenia, the country full of picturesque mountainous landscapes, ancient sights, delicious cuisine and exciting monasteries!
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Yerevan City tour

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Armenia: The Land of Stones and Volcanoes

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Embark on an exciting journey through the colorful geology of the Armenian plateau and discover its turbulent past. Walk through beautiful mountain landscapes and explore the crater of extinct volcanoes. Climb the highest peak of Armenia. Enjoy a fantastic view of the mountain lakes. Become a witness of beautiful traditions and discover impressive geological natural phenomena, where one can harmonize with magnificient cultural sites. Through authentic encounters and consumption of Armenian traditional meals and wine, we will make your trip even more enjoyable and full of unforgettable experiences.
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Private tour: Yerevan (Matenadaran, Parajanov Museum)

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Time saving vehicle and walking tour in Yerevan. Flexible departure times. Informative, professional and friendly introduction. Matenadaran and Parajanov Museum visit.
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Classical tour in Armenia

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Armenia: On Noah's traces

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Armenia is one of the oldest civilized countries in the world with the recorded history of more than 2000 years.  This country with rich cultural heritage is always happy to welcome guests from all over the world to discover the treasures of the warm country. Being at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Armenia preserved its cultural and national identity, which is reflected in traditions, literature, architecture and even the national cuisine. The descendants of Noah will warmly welcome you in Armenia!  
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  • 11 days
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Ancient Armenia: Seven-day tour to Armenia

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It’s high time to be closer to culture, astounding nature and incredibly delicious cuisine! Savour seven days in an off-the-beaten-track country with a rich history, exceptionally breathtaking monastic complexes and khachkars which are surprisingly different and perfect combinations of the old and new!
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  • 7 days
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Matenadaran (Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts) hours of operation: Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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