Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan

4.7
#7 of 49 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. Plan to see Cafesjian Center for the Arts and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yerevan holiday planner.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Please visit this beautiful landmark with its countless steps. The museum shop at the ground floor has a great assortiment - original gifts for your friends.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    When I was in Yerevan, I visited several times the Cascades. The Cafesjian Center for the Arts is an institution that resides in that building and has also exhibitions in, on and around the Cascades. ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Even if you've read the descriptions and seen pictures in advance, you will be amazed when you suddenly standing in front of the wide and long stairs leading upward and upward again. Before then, we passed numerous and funny and whimsical sculptures. Despite the heat, we chose to take the whole trip up outdoors. It meant that we first saw the indoor art exhibition on the way down. Here one can indoors use escalators, what we as fitness freaks, however, failed. At the top, you can walk around a construction site and get up on the topmost plateau with excellent views down over Yeravan and in fine weather with Ararat mountain in the background. Up here you get so suddenly eye to further a number of fun skulturer, which from a distance looks like a children's playground. A ship and three circus elephants are the most striking.
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  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • March 23, 2017
    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!!
  • May 27, 2017
    Really cool galleries, particularly the permanent exhibits. You don't need to pay admission to see the good galleries.
  • June 7, 2017
    Beautiful creative art collection and totally free....do suggest a visit
  • November 18, 2016
    Something different. Totally worth a visit.

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