Yerevan City Tour: Erebuni Museum, Megerian carpet factory, Cafesjian Art center

Yerevan City Tour: Erebuni Museum, Megerian carpet factory, Cafesjian Art center
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$21
Duration: 5 hours
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Enjoy a 5-hour city tour of Yerevan. Visit the Erebuni Museum the “birthplace” of Yerevan on the fortress of Erebuni is on ArinBerd hill. It was built in 782 BC. During the excavations started in the 20th century an inscription was found, according to which the history of nowadays Yerevan starts from this place. Next up Megerian carpet museum-factory where various types of Armenian rugs are presented. Visit the Cafesjian Center for the Arts which is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary art to Armenia and presenting the best of Armenian culture to the world.

The tour starts at 10am from central Yerevan. You will be driven to the South-Eastern part of Yerevan where the first stop is at the fortress of Erebuni on ArinBerd hill. It was built in 782 B.C. by the Urartian King Argishti the first and the well preserved ruins of the citadel include some magnificent frescoes. Pay a visit to the fortress museum.

Continue to the Megerian carpet factory museum, where you'll discover the ancient art of Armenian carpet making and learn more about the Megerian Family, who have been involved in the selling, restoration, and production of fine oriental rugs for over four generations.

Next, the Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Inspired by the vision of its founder, Gerard L. Cafesjian, the Center offers a wide variety of exhibitions, including a selection of important work from the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection of contemporary art. Having celebrated its grand opening in November 2009, CCA continues to exhibit unique works of modern and contemporary art and offers a diverse program of lectures, films, concerts, and numerous educational initiatives for adults and children. Over one million people have visited the Center annually since its opening.  

Your tour ends in central Yerevan.

Enjoy a 5-hour city tour of Yerevan. Visit the Erebuni Museum the “birthplace” of Yerevan on the fortress of Erebuni is on ArinBerd hill. It was built in 782 BC. During the excavations started in the 20th century an inscription was found, according to which the history of nowadays Yerevan starts from this place. Next up Megerian carpet museum-factory where various types of Armenian rugs are presented. Visit the Cafesjian Center for the Arts which is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary art to Armenia and presenting the best of Armenian culture to the world.