Yerevan main sights, Erebuni Museum & Fortress, Tsitsernakaberd, Genocide Museum, Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

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Yerevan, Erebuni Museum & Fortress, Tsitsernakaberd Memorial, Armenian Genocide Museum, Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

1. Yerevan main sights
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Yerevan main sights
Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia, a city, which is 29 years older than Rome! It dates back to 782 BC, when the fortress of Erebuni was built by king Argishti The First. Yerevan is often referred to as "The Pink City" for many buildings are made of pink tuff stone. The capital city is a major tourist destination thanks to its numerous landmarks, extensive nightlife, great museums and lovely parks. A walking tour is the best way to really get immersed in Yerevan's culture, history and cuisine. One of the truly magnificent sights is Republic Square with musical fountains: from early May till mid-autumn there is a fantastic singing-dancing fountains show, accompanied by some great music of various genres. Another sight not to be missed is Cascade Complex, offering absolutely breathtaking views from the top to the city. You can fully enjoy it at night, when Yerevan lights up.
2. Erebuni Museum & Fortress
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Erebuni Museum & Fortress
The fortress of Erebuni is on Arin-Berd hill. It was built in 782 BC by the Urartian King Argishti The First. During the excavations, started in the 20th century, a cuneiform inscription was found, according to which, the history of nowadays Yerevan starts from this place. On the top of the hill the ruins of the citadel and the frescoes on the wall reveal the high artistic achievements of those remote centuries. The museum down the hill displays the findings that have been excavated in the territory of the fortress.
3. Tsitsernakaberd Memorial
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Tsitsernakaberd Memorial
The memorial-complex to the victims of the Armenian genocide towers over Tsitsernakaberd hill. At the center of the monument there is the Memorial Sepulcher with eternal flame and twelve tall basalt slabs, leaning over the flame. As a part of the monument, the arrow-shaped 44 m high granite stele symbolizes the spiritual rebirth and bold spirit of the Armenian people.
4. Armenian Genocide Museum
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Armenian Genocide Museum
Armenian Genocide Museum is a special constituent part of Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex. The exhibit contains many large photos, taken by the witnesses, archival documents, documentary films and the original documents, issued by international organizations and parliaments of foreign countries, condemning the Genocide.
5. Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
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Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
On the northern part of Mashtots avenue there is Matenadaran (translated as a book depository), one of the world's most ancient libraries. Its collections comprise ancient Armenian books and miniature paintings, that have gained worldwide fame. Among its unique treasures there are the works of ancient classical authors and rare manuscripts, that have come to our days only in the Armenian translation. Several monuments to the outstanding Armenian cultural figures are located in the courtyard of Matenadaran.

Inclusions

  • Professional drivers
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Bottled water
  • Free pick-up & drop-off within Yerevan
  • Vehicle & passengers insurance
  • Extra stops on the route upon request

Exclusions

  • Significant deviations from the route
  • Alcoholic beverages if lunch option selected
  • Audio guides
  • WiFi in the vehicles
  • Visit the city, which is 29 years older than Rome
  • Immerse yourself in Armenia's ancient history
  • Explore the key museums of Yerevan