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Erebuni Town-Fortress

Yerevan, Armenia
+374 10 458207
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Just Imagine..........

I stood on this mount and looked out over the plains toward Mt. Ararat, imagining the people of... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
Birth certificate of Yerevan

If You want to see how many years old is Yerevan you are welcome to Erebuni Town-Fortress ! Here... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

I stood on this mount and looked out over the plains toward Mt. Ararat, imagining the people of Noah as they plotted out life ahead of them. This place just seems to send your imagination back to those times and places. Don't miss this wonder....More

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

If You want to see how many years old is Yerevan you are welcome to Erebuni Town-Fortress ! Here you can find a birth certificate of Yerevan were mentioned when Yerevan was born. Dont forget go to the hill and enjoy view of first gates...More

Thank ArmenianIncoming
Reviewed 7 April 2016

While you are in Armenia, you shouldn't miss this fortress, it is located on the top of a hill with a good view on the city. Erebuni itself is urartian. It's not so far away from the city Center, either book a tour with a...More

1  Thank Regula H
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is where Yerevan was founded in the 7th century BC. In the fortress museum, there's a cuneiform stele announcing the founding with a translation. You can wander around the site. As ruins go, I've seen better, but it's a pleasant site.

Thank SAOCape
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Erebuni fortress is the settlement that was the origin point for not only Yerevan's continuous habitation, but also for the name that modern Yerevan is derived from. Though there are much older settlements within Yerevan, it was Erebuni that established Yerevan as a capital in...More

1  Thank Armen M
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

If this was just a review of the museum then the rating would be higher. The artefacts from Erebuni are few but worth the time. Three silver rhytons (drinking vessels shaped like animals) are definitely the highlight. There are also ceramics indicating that the Urartian...More

1  Thank SueKot
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is an interesting site but you need to be able to imagine what it used to be like. The museum is small with poor labelling, but that seems to be standard here. However it gives a bit of an idea about what the fortress...More

1  Thank Whonose
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We paid for a guide, so we learned things we wouldn't have otherwise; it was worth it. This is a fairly small museum, where they have highlighted a few objects that directly relate to Erebuni. The guide mentioned a few times that other objects were...More

1  Thank Terri R
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Interesting museum and window on ancient Erebuni and beginnings of Yerevan. Guides are available in many languages.

1  Thank terryt622015
Reviewed 12 August 2015

For a country that prides itself for being an "Open Air Museum", it is disappointing to see this fortress in such poor condition. Most of the treasures in the western culture that dates only a few hundred years are well preserved and presented to visitors...More

Thank agabri
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