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State Museum of Armenian History

State Museum of Armenian History

The museum was founded by the law accepted by the Parliament of the first republic of Armenia. It was called National  anthropological museum-library. On August 20th, 1921 it was opened for the visitors. It  was formed on the basis of  collections  of ...
The Armenian Genocide Museum

The Armenian Genocide Museum

Tsitsernakaberd is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide; it is located on a hill overlooking Yerevan,Armenia. Every year on April 24, hundreds of thousands of people gather here to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide...
National Art Gallery of Armenia

National Art Gallery of Armenia

The National Art Gallery is situated in Republic Square of Yerevan. It was founded in 1921, but the previous two-storey building made of black tufa was faced with white stone and  an eight-storey branch building was erected in the yard in 1978. The Art ...
Mother Armenia military museum

Mother Armenia military museum

The museum was founded in 1970 as a museum dedicated to the victory in the World War II (architect R. Israelyan). The plan of the building resembles Hripsime temple simultaneously serving as the pedestal for Mother Armenia statue.The museum has more than...
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

Cafesjian Center for the Arts

In 2002 the USA Gafechean museum foundation opened in Yerevan “Cafesjian museum-foundation” with the aim of creating a museum of contemporary arts and a cultural center. The Republic of Armenia allocated an area and  the half-built area of Cascade to t...
Folk Art Museum of Armenia

Folk Art Museum of Armenia

It is a unique cultural center where samples of decorative-applied art and Fine arts are kept and exhibited. In the end of 1930s headed by the  ethnographer and folk-collector Habetnak Babayan they founded Folk Art House, the collection of which became ...

Charents Museum of Literature and Arts

The museum was founded in 1921 initially as the museum of literature 9founder-Ye. Shahaziz). It functioned in the museum of cultural-historical museum of Armenia. In 1954 the museum was formed on the base of materials of museums of literature, drama and...

Hovhannes Toumanyan Museum

In April, 1953 at Moskovyan,40 in Yerevan by the project of architect Grigor Aghababyan the museum of Hovh. Toumanyan was opened, where more than 18000 exhibits are kept carefully. One of the greatest values of the museum -  Hovh.Toumanyan's personal ...

Yeghishe Charents house-museum

In accordance with the decree of the Council of Ministers of Soviet Armenia, dated February 8, 1964, the house-museum of Yeghishe Charents was founded in Mashtots avenue,17 (formerly Lenin avenue,45) in Yerevan: in this building the poet lived in 1935-1937. It...

Avetik Isahakyan house-museum

It is situated in Zarobyan street (former Plekhanov street), in parallel to Baghramyan avenue. In this house the writer lived the last ten years of his life. The house-museum was opened on October 31, 1963. The exhibition consists of 2 parts - literature...

Alexander Spendiaryan house-museum

The museum was founded in1963 in the house where the composer lived during the last years of his life. On November 25 1967 the house-museum was opened for the visitors. There are 1317 museum items here: the composer’s personal things, documents, notes, m...

Aram Khachatryan house-museum

The house-museum was opened in 1984, when the 80th jubilee of the famous musician. The collection includes more than 18000 valuable items. Various items exhibited in the reminiscence home and in 10 exhibition halls introduce the visitors with the life...

Yervand Kochar museum

Yervand Kochar museum was opened in 1984 in the place of Maestro’s workshop. The museum gives full information about the whole creative life of the artist: paintings, graphics, sculptures of "Tiflis", "Paris", "Yerevan" periods, models of monument sculptures, v...

House-museum of Martiros Saryan

The house-museum was opened in 1976    during the life of the artist with the collection of 50his works granted by him. Presently, 240 museum samples are displayed in the museum completing the main stages of the Master’s creative activity: from the firs...
Sergey Parajanov museum

Sergey Parajanov museum

The museum was founded in 1988 after the first exhibition of Parajanov’s works held  in People’s art Museum of Armenia. In the same year Sargis Parajanyants was allotted two adjacent constructions for dwelling and for the museum in “Dzoragyugh” ethnic q...

State Museum of Nature of Armenia

State museum of nature of Armenia is a unique in the region with its collections and museum values. The main collection of the museum includes special items of biodiversity of Armenian flora and fauna, which have been preserved almost without changes...

Woodcraft museum

The museum was founded in 1977. The main aim of the museum is to collect, keep and develop the rich traditions of the national woodcraft. The exhibition consists of sectors of sculpture, applied art and ancient culture. The authors are painters, sculptors...

Russian art museum of Yerevan

The museum was founded in 1984. The collection of professor A. Abrahamyam represents the best period of Russian art history, the basis of which are economical and moral changes of the 19-20th centuries. The collection of the museum includes more than...
Armenian Opera and Ballet Theatre

Armenian Opera and Ballet Theatre

Armenian Opera House is the pride of Yerevan standing in the very heart of the City. The Opera Theatre was founded in the State Conservatoire of Armenia as an opera studio by the director of Conservatoire A. Ter-Ghevondyan in 1927. It was officially recognized...
CASCADE

CASCADE

The Cascade is a giant stairway in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. The construction of the cascade designed by architect Jim Torosyan was launched in 1971 and completed in 1980. Inside the ...
EREBUNI

EREBUNI

Erebuni fortress was built in 782 BC by one of the greatest kings of Urartu, Argishti the First (786-765 / 764 BC). Regular excavations in Erebuni fortress began in 1950, led by K. Hovhannisyan. Erebuni museum, which is concerned with the history...
MATENADARAN

MATENADARAN

The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, commonly referred to as the Matenadaran,is a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum located in Yerevan. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books  wh...
Yerevan

Yerevan

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TSITSERNAKABERD

TSITSERNAKABERD

Tsitsernakaberd is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide; it is located on a hill overlooking Yerevan,Armenia. Every year on April 24, hundreds of thousands of people gather here to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide th...
Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque (Armenian: Kapuyt Mzkit), is a mosque in Yerevan, Armenia. During the Soviet era, because of secularist policy, the Mosque stopped its services and became the Museum of Yerevan. After the independence of Armenia, with the support from...
Vernissage

Vernissage

Yerevan Vernissage (Armenian: Վերնիսաժ) is a large open-air market in Yerevan, Armenia. The name of the market is the derived from the French word vernissage. The market lies along Aram and Buzand streets at a length of 600 metres, connecting Nalband...
Republic Square

Republic Square

The Republic Square (Armenian: Hanrapetu'tyan Hraparak) is the large central town square in Yerevan, Armenia. It is intersected by the streets of Abovyan, Nalbandyan, Tigran Mets Avenue, Vazgen Sargsyan and Amiryan. The square was designed by architect...
APARAN

APARAN

Aparan, is a town in Armenia, located in the Aragatsotn Province. The town is located 42 km north of Yerevan It is commonly believed that the name of Aparan is derived from the Armenian word of Aparank: meaning a royal palace. Aparan was known as...
Mount Aragats

Mount Aragats

Aragats is the highest mountain in the mountainous country of Armenia. It is located in the province of Aragatsotn, northwest from Yerevan. This extinct volcano has formed 4 peaks. 1. The northern peak is 4090 m, 2. The western peak is 4080 m,...
SAGHMOSAVANK

SAGHMOSAVANK

XIII Saghmosavank monastery is situated in Aragatsotn marz. A beautiful scenery opens from here. The complex consists of 2 churches and book repository and nice khachkars on pedestal.
AMBERD

AMBERD

Founded by Pahlavuni family VIIc. The fort city is situated on the triangular cape(2300m above sea level). Amberd’s church built in 1026 by Vahram Pahlavuni and the bathroom are well preserved today.
Aruch Temple

Aruch Temple

Talish village Aruch, a domed- hall design, was built in the late 660s by Grigor Mamikonyan, an Armenian nobleman, as part of his residence (the present-day village of Talish). The church is characterized by a spacious interior, with a pendent-like transition...
KARMRAVOR CHURCH

KARMRAVOR CHURCH

This church is situated in the town of Ashtarak, Aragatsotn region and belongs to VII century. It is the only church in Armenia with its original roofing. It’s surrounded by many nice khachkars.
NORAVANK MONASTERY

NORAVANK MONASTERY

Noravank was built by Hovhannes bishop in 1105.It was reconstructed in XIII-XIV under the sponsorship of Orbelians ruling family. Noravank monastery complex consists of St. Karapet, St. Grigor and St. Astvatsatsin churches and vestibule (narthex). The...
KHOR VIRAP MONASTERY

KHOR VIRAP MONASTERY

This monastery is situated in the place where Artashat historical capital of Armenia was. In the place of today’s monastery was the royal prison, where prisoners sentenced to death were kept. According to historians Gregory Enlightener was kept here t...
AZHDAHAK

AZHDAHAK

Azhdahak mountain range is located in the center of Geghama Mountains, at an elevation of 3,597 m (11,802 ft). Azhdahak is one of the most beautiful mountains in Armenia. Azhdahake third of the height of the Republic of Armenia. At the top of Azhdahak...
Sevanavank

Sevanavank

The churches of Surp Arakelots (left) and Surp Astvatsatsin. Location: Sevan Peninsula, Lake Sevan, Armenia 9th century Sevanavank (Armenian: Սևանավանք; meaning Sevan Monastery) is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwes...
Noratus

Noratus

Noratus (Armenian: Նորատուս; also Romanized as Noraduz) is a major and historical village in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia, near the town of Gavar. It contains the famous Noraduz cemetery. The village also has a monastery and church dated to the ...
ETCHMIADZIN CATHEDRAL

ETCHMIADZIN CATHEDRAL

Echmiadzin Cathedral(included in UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2000) is the oldest ancient Christian temple of Armenia and one of the oldest in the world. The cathedral was built 301 by Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator. It was built as a basilica...
ZVARTNOTS CATHEDRAL

ZVARTNOTS CATHEDRAL

Zvartnots Temple was built in VII c  in Vagharshapat by order of the Catholicos Nerses III the Builder. Zvartnots was destroyed at the end of X century and remained undiscovered till the beginning of the XX when the excavation works began at this place. Toros ...
SAINT GAYANE CHURCH

SAINT GAYANE CHURCH

The Church of Saint Gayane (pronounced Surb Gayane) is a 7th-century Armenian church in Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin), the religious center of Armenia. It is located within walking distance from the Etchmiadzin Cathedral of 301. St. Gayane was built by Catholicos...
SAINT HRIPSIME CHURCH

SAINT HRIPSIME CHURCH

St. Hripsime church of Vagharshapat is one of the brightest examples of Armenian Early Medieval architecture and a jewel of intricate design. It was built in 618 by Komitas Catholicos in the place of a sepulcher built in the fourth century to Saint Hripsime. It...
GARNI TEMPLE

GARNI TEMPLE

The fortress of Garni was a mighty fortress well known from chronicles (Cornelius Tacitus, Movses Khorenatsi, etc.). It was built on a cape-in naturally defended place. The structures of Garni combine elements of Hellenistic and national culture. The...
GEGHARD MONASTERY

GEGHARD MONASTERY

Monastery is built in the place of a small IV century chapel. It was called Ayrivank(Cave Monastery) but its name was changed into Geghard in 13th century when according to the legend the legendary spear(that pierced Christ) was brought here. Monastery...
Marmashen Monastery

Marmashen Monastery

Marmashen Monastery is a 10th-century Armenian monastic complex consisting of five churches near the village of Marmashen in the Shirak Province of Armenia. The buildings at Marmashen are very similar in style to those at the monastery of Khtzkonk...
VANADZOR

VANADZOR

Vanadzor is the third-largest city in Armenia and is the administrative center of the Lori province. This town is located 128 km (80 mi) north of Yerevan. At an average height of 1350 meters above sea level, Vanadzor is located in the valley of Pambak...
AKHTALA MONASTERY

AKHTALA MONASTERY

Built by Bagratouni princes X-XIII Inside Akhtala’s fortress there is a monastery. The fortress’s main church - St. Astvatzatzin (Holy Virgin) (VIIIc.) is famous for it’s inside wall frescos.
SANAHIN MONASTERY

SANAHIN MONASTERY

The exact date of the foundation of Sanahin is unknown.  Surb Astvatsatsin church is the oldest in the complex( 928-944). The main church of Sanahin complex is Amenaprkich built by Queen Khosrovanuish. Surb Grigor church (X century), churches of Surb ...
HAGHPAT MONASTERY

HAGHPAT MONASTERY

X-XIII cc. The Haghpat monastery is situated in Haghpat Village and is one of the most important monuments in Armenia as was among the first monuments in Armenia to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. It is rich in khachkars and consists o...
GORIS

GORIS

Goris is a city in Southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Goris is situated in the valley of Goris River, also known as Vararak River. Goris is an important educational centre in Syunik. Located in an alpine climate zone, the weather of Goris is...
Shaki Waterfall

Shaki Waterfall

Shaki Waterfall (Armenian: Շաքիի ջրվեժ) is Armenia's highest waterfall, with a height of 18 m. It is located in Syunik Province. The Shaki Waterfall is situated 6 km from the town of Sisian. On the left side of the river Vorotan's gorge, basalt la...
ZORATS KARER

ZORATS KARER

The church of St. Stepanos or Zorats (of the Army), is considered a fine relic of medieval Armenia. It was constructed in the 13th century by Prince Tarsaich Orbelian, governor of the province of Siunik. This church has no hall. It consists only of a...
TATEV MONASTERY

TATEV MONASTERY

The first church of the monastery was built in IV century. Poghos-Petros cathedral was built in 895-906, during the reign of Bishop Hovhannes. In 1087 St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Virgin) church was dedicated. The complex had a large library of 10,000 manuscripts...
Khndzoresk

Khndzoresk

Khndzoresk is a village and rural community (municipality) in the South-East of Armenia, in the province (marz) of Syunik. The village is located to the right of Goris - Stepanavan highway, on the steep slopes of Khor Dzor (Deep Gorge), from which, according...
IJEVAN

IJEVAN

Ijevan is a city in Armenia and is the administrative center of Tavush region. Located on both banks of the river Aghstev, 124 km distance from Yerevan. Ijevan began a rapid development in the 30-ies of the last century onwards, when put into operation...
LASTIVER

LASTIVER

Ten kilometers from the town of Ijevan, in the north-east of Armenia, is situated Yenokavan. There are several caves – from 10 to 30 meters long and about 15 meters wide in the gorge of Yenokavan. Lastiver is located in the Tavush region.Two caves of L...
GOSHAVANK

GOSHAVANK

The monastic complex was built XII- XIII and consists of a church, a bell- tower with book repository and many khachkars (cross stones) dating back to the same period. It was called Goshavank ib honor of great scientist and writer, the author of the first...
HAGHARTSIN MONASTERY

HAGHARTSIN MONASTERY

X-XIII This is one of the best known monasteries in Armenia. The monastery is located in Dilijan national park and consists of two churches, a refectory and a group of valuable khachkars.
TSAGHATS KAR MONASTERY

TSAGHATS KAR MONASTERY

This architectural complex by name Tsakhats Kar Monastery was built in the 10-th century according to Stepanos Taroneci during Abbas Bagratuni rule years. It is situated in the Vayots Dzor province and located 6 km from the village of Yeghegis. ...
YEGHEGIS

YEGHEGIS

The village Yeghegis is located in the territory of the province attended Eghegnadzor region. Eghegnadzor town located about 18 km distance of 135 km from Yerevan. There is no specific information about the foundation of the village. It lay in a ceremony...
SMBATABERD

SMBATABERD

It is likely that Smbataberd was founded during the 5th century, but was better established and heavily fortified during the 9th to 10th centuries. The fortress received water from an underground clay pipe from the monastery of Tsakhats Kar. People ...
Sulema Caravanserai

Sulema Caravanserai

Sulema Caravanserai formerly known as Selim Caravanserai and Orbelian's Caravanserai , is a caravanserai in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. It was built along the Vardenyats mountain pass in 1332, by prince Chesar Orbelian to accommodate weary travelers...
NORAVANK MONASTERY

NORAVANK MONASTERY

Noravank was built by Hovhannes bishop in 1105.It was reconstructed in XIII-XIV under the sponsorship of Orbelians ruling family. Noravank monastery complex consists of St. Karapet, St. Grigor and St. Astvatsatsin churches and vestibule (narthex). The...
NAGORNO KARABAKH REPUBLIC

NAGORNO KARABAKH REPUBLIC

Nagorno Karabakh Republic (capital- Stepanakert) is reach in historical monuments. The most part of these monuments are several centuries old and survived to our days resisting the influence of the time and the conquests of different conquerors. They...
GANDZASAR MONASTERY

GANDZASAR MONASTERY

On the left side of Khachen river rests Gandzasar monastery- one of the most famous monuments in Nagorno Karabakh Republic. The complex consists of the church of st. John the Baptist, gavit (vestibule) and other buildings within the walls of the monastery....
STEPANAKERT

STEPANAKERT

Stepanakert is the capital of Nagorno Karabakh. It is 800- 900 meters high above the sea level. During excavation works were unearthed many things indicating that the place was inhabited since ancient times. All those things are now in Stepanakert museum....
WE AND OUR MOUNTAINS

WE AND OUR MOUNTAINS

Nobody can imagine Artsakh/ Karabakh without this monument. Though it is built not so long ago it has became the symbol of Artsakh. It shows the spirit of Artsakh people, their affection for their country and creative mind.
MAYRABERD FORTRESS

MAYRABERD FORTRESS

This fortress was built in the middle of 18th century, but Armenian armed forces started using it 1788-1789 and made it strong and secure. The fortress played a huge role during the war in 1805 between Armenians and Persians, where Armenians won with...