Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan

4.7
#8 of 50 in Museums in Armenia
Featuring an outdoor sculpture garden and several indoor galleries, Cafesjian Center for the Arts draws visitors with its original architectural design. Nicknamed the "Hanging Gardens of Armenia," the building was designed with accompanying green areas, fountains, and esplanades. Renovated in 2009, the museum houses an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, including 5,000 pieces of glasswork. A garden terrace on the top level offers one of the best views of the city. Make Cafesjian Center for the Arts a part of your Yerevan vacation plans using our Yerevan tour itinerary builder .
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  • Very nice from outside and also from inside. Cheap entry and very interesting exhibitions. Take a time for minimum 2 hours for visit.  more »
  • It was in Cascade complex and you have to pass a lot of stairs. If you are patient, It is worth seeing.  more »
  • What a beautiful area to visit! This is the perfect spot to socialize and grab a bite to eat while also stopping to view incredible art. I ended up going multiple times. A must see!  more »
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  • A very cool art museum situated on a giant staircase! I'm not sure why, but they are really strict on taking pictures of the art.
  • Unbelievably beautiful with great art thrown in! Climb to the top for a breathtaking view of Yerevan and then go inside to use the escalators and see wonderful modern art. Don't miss Khanjyan's amazing mural - it will teach you more about Armenia than anything else!!
  • Really cool galleries, particularly the permanent exhibits. You don't need to pay admission to see the good galleries.
  • Beautiful creative art collection and totally free....do suggest a visit
  • Something different. Totally worth a visit.

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