Tour of Yerevan
Ethnographic Museum of Erebuni. The fortress of Erebuni is on the hill Arin Berda. It was built in 782 BC. Urartian king Argishti I. Excavations of the fortress began in the 19th century. and acquired a wider scale in the 1950s. It was during one of these excavations that the cuneiform of King Argishti was found about the foundation of this fortress. Items found during excavations are exhibited in a museum built at the foot of the hill.
Tsitsernakaberd. A monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 was erected on the high hill of Tsitsernakaberd Park. This monumental composition perpetuates the memory of the innocent victims of the most severe Armenian genocide in world history. Every year, on April 24, thousands of Armenians from Armenia, diasporas, as well as foreign guests gather in this park to pay homage to the victims who died during the genocide. The complex parts of the complex are an obelisk with a height of 44 meters, symbolizing the revival of the Armenian people, and a mausoleum inside which, under the canopy of pylons, eternal fire burns.
Matenadaran. Matenadaran in ancient Armenian means “book depository”. It is located in the northern part of Mashtots Avenue. It is a research institute named after Mesrop Mashtots, where ancient manuscripts and manuscripts are stored and restored. The building was built in 1945-1957. under the project of Mark Grigoryan. Before Matenadaran there are statues of great figures of Armenian culture, literature, science: Movses Khorenatsi, Anania Shirakatsi, Mkhitar Gosh, Toros Roslin, Frik, Grigor Tatevatsi, and a little lower – the statue of Mesrop Mashtots and his disciple Koryun. More than 15,000 manuscripts and fragments are stored and examined in the Matenadaran and this collection is constantly replenished with new finds, acquisitions and gifts.