Long fought over by warring empires, the city of Yerevan survived centuries of foreign occupation, finally becoming independent with the fall of the Soviet Union. This capital city, a center of Armenian culture, has celebrated its freedom with a flurry of construction and a growing population. Despite this push forward, history survives in Yerevan - The Institute of Ancient Manuscripts houses books dating back to the 9th century, and the ruins of the Erebuni Fortress, built in 782 BC, still stand.
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On our 5 days travelling through Armenia, we were able to explore many parts of the Mountains. So many landscapes and views as you travel through this beautiful country. Our driver explained his love of the Mountains and I can easily appreciate them more when hearing his stories and the history.
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This is a must visit site when in Armenia. In a prominent location on a hill in Yerevan, this Memorial is dedicated to the Victims of the Armenian Genocide. The Genocide Museum on the same site contains hundreds of documents and photos, evidence to the systematic massacre of an entire population.
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OK, I admit my timing is not great, but this was a business trip, so there you have it. This was something on the agenda but just happened to happen because another museum was not open yet and I had a clinically insane taxi driver. Fortunately my wife is Russian and Russian is the going verbal currency over there, so....
I admittedly know very little about the Armenian genocide and the museum itself was closed for the holiday, but the grounds were pretty impressive. So, we walked the grounds. Pretty and serene in a January genocide kind of way. I'm glad I went, and incredibly happy that the clinically insane taxi driver did not kill us.
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As someone said, without the Armenian literature this little people would have already disappeared from the pages of History. In fact, the Armenian Literary tradition, also linked to its specific alphabet, wanted by Mesrop Mashtots (you can find his statue at the entrance of the museum), the monk who invented it "under divine dictation" at the beginning of the fifth century, has an irreplaceable importance in defining the Armenian nation; in this incredible museum, which has a very large number of manuscripts, probably representing the greatest concentration in the world, you can find the very meaning of being Armenians today; not lacking, alongside the interesting objects from the historical-aesthetic point of view, those that tell of the tragedy of this small people, often persecuted for their own sense of belonging to a specific nation. You must visit it, if you pass by Yerevan!
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My recommendation is for the tourists who travel to Armenia. Parajanov museum is a must visit place, because:
1. It's the home-museum of the geniuse Sergey Parajanov, whose art is very special and whose mind of thinking is breaking the stereotypes.
2. The museum is very unique with its atmosphere, it has two floors of very interesting exposition and a small outdoor garden, where you can sit for a while to take a breathe!
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ARARAT Museum is the unique place representing the history of Armenian Brandy. Offering tours in 5 lgs it covers all the milestones of the ARARAT history. You have to book a tour in advance.
I highly recommend visiting the Ararat Brandy Factory and museum. Our Ararat guide gave us an excellent and very informative tour of their very interesting facility. It is reported that Winston Churchill was so impressed by their brandy that he ordered 400 bottles per year.
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After dinner walk through the centre with a local colleague, took me to the amazing cascade. Amazing range of sculptures and urban art in the park at the bottom and at each level as you climb the steps beside the cascade. Excellent views onto the city at night. Strongly recommend... and believe it is even more lively in Spring and Summer.
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