SOCIAL EVENTS

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REception

On the shore of the Hrazdan Gorge you can see a surviving fragment of an old Yerevan architecture. Build in mid-19th century, the building with a historic facade was reborn in 2017 thanks to “Yerevan My Love” a heritage-led regeneration project.

The Children’s Center services are designed not only for children for disabilities. The doors of the center are open for refugee and displaced children as well as for children from socially vulnerable families and lacking proper care.

The unique feature of the center is the roof with its beautiful panoramic view of mount Ararat and a vast green space in front of the building.

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Matenadaran

After hours visit.

Website www.matenadaran.am

The Matenadaran, officially the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts is a museum, repository of manuscripts, and a research institute in Yerevan, Armenia. Currently, the Matenadaran contains a total of some 23,000 manuscripts and scrolls—including fragments. It is, by far, the single largest collection of Armenian manuscripts in the world. The manuscripts cover a wide array of subjects: religious and theological works, texts on history, mathematics, geography, astronomy, cosmology, philosophy, jurisprudence, medicine, alchemy, astrology, music, grammar, rhetoric, philology, pedagogy, collections of poetry, literary texts, and translations from Greek and Syriac. Among the most significant manuscripts of the Matenadaran are the Lazarian Gospel (9th century), the Echmiadzin Gospel (10th century) and the Mughni Gospel (11th century).

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Excursion

THE TEMPLE OF GARNI. It is the only standing greco-roman colonnaded building in Armenia. It is the best-known structure and symbol of pre-christian Armenia.

The structure was built in the first century AD as a temple to the Sun god. It collapsed in a 1679 earthquake. reconstructed between 1969 and 1975.

GEGHARD is a medieval monastery partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. The monastery complex was founded in the 4th century.

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Conference dinner

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