On the northern part of Mashtots avenue there is Matenadaran (a book depository), one of the world's most ancient libraries. Its collections comprise ancient Armenian books and miniature paintings that have gained world-wide fame. Among its unique treasures 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.
Address: 53 M. Mashtots Ave.
Tel.: (+374 10) 56 25 78, 58 32 92
Open 10:00 AM - 16:30 PM
Closed on Sunday and Monday
Entrance fee 600 AMD
The fortress of Erebuni is on Arin-Berd hill. It was built in 782 B.C. 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.
Address: 38 Erebuni Ave.
Tel.: (+374 10) 45 82 07
Open daily from 10:30 AM - 17:00PM
Closed on Monday
Entrance Fee 1000 AMD
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 meters high granite stele symbolizes the spiritual rebirth and bold spirit of the Armenian people. The Genocide Museum is a special constituent part of the 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.
Address: "Tsitsernakabert" Park
Tel.: (+374 10) 39 09 81, 39 14 12
Open daily from 11:00 AM - 16:00 PM
Closed on Monday