Armenian Genocide Museum, Yerevan

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Constructed into the side of a hill overlooking Mount Ararat, Armenian Genocide Museum commemorates the victims who have fallen during the Ottoman extermination of the Armenian people in 1915. First opened in 1995, the museum annually receives scores of visitors, both foreign and local, providing insight on the nation's dark history and with an aim to prevent similar tragedies. Visit the indoor exhibition hall covering 1,000 sq m (10,763 sq ft), and the outdoor gallery. You can plan Yerevan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • A place of memory and rather sad history. The point that you have to see to understand the stories of this country
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  • Good museum with items showing what happened to Armenians in April 24th. I specially liked the monument and the fire inside it.  more »
  • We have this part of the world history always was suppressed. For Armenians is a national tragedy: If you dig, almost every family has someone died in 1915 for the Turks-this is one way of historical falsification. For Europe, from time to time recognize the genocide and otmalchivajushhejsja periods, this after a political game. It seems to me this is just be aware. Show exposure. Listen to the story of the guides (girls there very skilled and with good languages, including Russian). Something then read yourself. And make your own opinion about these terrible events.
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  • An impressive monument raising awareness of real and horribly cruel historical events. While the turkish government still denies the ottoman's genocides, everyone who loves Armenia should come here. Especially the museum accurately depicts the pain and suffering during the genocide and the struggle to spread the message of what really happened even 50 or 100 years later. It's an honest exposure of history.
  • The name says it all. It covers what happened in late 19 teens in 50 information boards and lots of pics, videos and other displays. It isn't what you would call objective but it's informative. I took about 90 minutes from start to end and that seemed a good timeframe. It's not the easiest to take in but think it's important to read about it.
  • A must see place in Armenia. It showcases the crulities Armenians gone through during the Armenian Genocide. Display of all the information in a proper order and well organised. It will give you a clear insight about the genocide. Please spend time to read all the events
  • It is the first place to go. All Armenians fell honored when they see people visit. The museum has very sad heart bracking pictures.
  • I was doing the mistake to miss this museum, it's a must see. The architecture is gorgeous and if you read the step you can have a precise idea about the events and what happened. It avoid the witnesses of victimis and I like this, it's something I don't like in this kind of museums. There is a but. Of course the story telling is the view of the country victim, and there's no way it could be different, but the Armenians are represented always as 100% good and Turks as 100% evil. I suppose that in wars there are some "greys areas", totally not represented here. And the story is represented as contrast between ethnicities, a point of view that in some way justify that (stupid, horrible) way to think about people, countries and communities. It's a missed opportunity to witness against every genocide and the cruelty of every murder, every war, every discrimination of persons depending from their ethnicity, religion, origin, genre, behaviour and wathever. In any case, a terrible story.

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When it comes to accommodations in Yerevan, you'll find a number and a range befitting its status as the capital and most populous city in the country. Look in the Kentron (center) district, where by far the greatest number and best quality hotels can be found. Hotels in old Soviet blocks, grand former administrative buildings, or newly built high-rises offer standard to luxury rooms, along with a set of smaller hostels. With prices notoriously high for the region (and many visitors using Yerevan as a base from which to see the country), consider renting an apartment if staying for a longer period.
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