Yerevan Sightseeing 5-6 hours Tour, Erebuni – Matenadaran – Tsitsernakaberd

Duration

5-6 hours

Max People

30

Min Age

12+

Pickup

Airpot

Overview

This tour offers an immersive experience into the rich cultural and historical heritage of Armenia through visits to three significant landmarks in Yerevan. The tour takes around 5-6 hours and includes transportation and guide services.

Highlights

    • Erebuni museum and fortress: Visit the birthplace of Yerevan, the Erebuni fortress built in 782 BC by the Urartian King Argishti The First. Explore the ruins of the citadel, frescoes on the wall, and the museum displaying the findings excavated in the territory of the fortress.
    • Matenadaran Institute of unique ancient manuscripts: Discover one of the world’s most ancient libraries, Matenadaran, which houses ancient Armenian books and miniature paintings, including works of ancient classical authors and rare manuscripts that have come to our days only in Armenian translation.
    • Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex: Pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the memorial-complex towering over Tsitsernakaberd hill. Witness the Memorial Sepulcher with an eternal flame and the arrow-shaped 44 m high granite stele symbolizing the bold spirit of the Armenian people
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Tour Plan

Welcome to the historical city of Yerevan! This tour will take you on a journey through time, exploring the birthplace of the capital and its ancient fortress.

We will begin by visiting the Erebuni museum and fortress, which is located on Arin-Berd hill. This ancient fortress was built in 782 BC by the Urartian King Argishti The First and according to the cuneiform inscription found during excavations, it is considered the birthplace of the capital. As we explore the fortress, we will discover the high artistic achievements of those remote centuries and admire the ruins of the citadel and the frescoes on the wall. The museum down the hill displays the findings that have been excavated in the territory of the fortress.

Through this tour, you will have the opportunity to step back in time and discover the fascinating history of Yerevan’s ancient roots. Join us for a journey through the ages and experience the wonders of the Erebuni museum and fortress.
Welcome to the Matenadaran Institute of unique ancient manuscripts, a true gem of Yerevan’s cultural heritage. Located on the northern part of Mashtots avenue, this institution is one of the oldest libraries in the world and is home to an impressive collection of ancient Armenian books and miniature paintings that have gained worldwide fame.

During your visit, you will have the opportunity to explore the treasures of Matenadaran’s collections, including works by ancient classical authors and rare manuscripts that have survived to this day only in the Armenian translation. The institute’s expert staff will guide you through the museum, providing insight into the significance of each piece.

As you wander through the galleries, take a moment to appreciate the artistic and cultural richness of the Armenian people, whose manuscripts are among the most beautiful and historically significant in the world. Finally, be sure to visit the courtyard of Matenadaran, where several monuments to outstanding Armenian cultural figures are located, adding even more depth and meaning to this remarkable institution.

This tour is a must for anyone interested in history, culture, and the arts, and is sure to leave you with a deep appreciation for the legacy of the Armenian people.
For the final leg of your tour, we recommend visiting the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. This powerful monument stands tall over Tsitsernakaberd hill and serves as a reminder of the tragic events that took place in the early 20th century.

The Memorial Sepulcher at the center of the complex houses an eternal flame and twelve towering basalt slabs, representing the twelve provinces of Western Armenia where the genocide took place. The 44-meter high granite stele, shaped like an arrow, symbolizes the spiritual rebirth and resilience of the Armenian people in the face of adversity.

The museum at the complex provides insight into the history of the Armenian Genocide through photographs, documents, and personal testimonies of survivors. This poignant and emotional experience is a must-visit for anyone interested in learning more about Armenian history and culture.
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