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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  • Must visit museum!!!amazing artifacts and arts from old century,amazing view from the top and its free for everyone  more »
  • A great place to sample modern art-all almost have any interesting sense of either challenging materials. Very cute masthjev, and is a variant of the climb to cascade on the excavator. The entrance is to the left under the cascade.
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  • this lovely place for spending time all days, at night has wonderful view from yerevan , with lights.  more »
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  • A must see place. I walked on the external stairs, I recommend you to avoid it under the summer sun. The internal collections were closed (3 days a week, maybe a lazy choice) but the external architecture, statues and panorama are something of the best you can see in the city. Walk till the top.
  • A must see place in Yerevan. Don't miss the works of art both on the inside as well as outside, notably "Vardanank" mural by Grigor Khanjyan and the Crystal room on the last floor.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • Really cool galleries, particularly the permanent exhibits. You don't need to pay admission to see the good galleries.

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