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Areni Village

Areni Village

In January 2011 archaeologists announced the discovery of the earliest known winery, the Areni-1 winery,…

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Noy Wine Brandy Vodka Factory

Noy Wine Brandy Vodka Factory

Yerevan Noy Wine Factory, officially known as Yerevan Noy Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory or simply "Noy", is…

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Kirants-Samson Gorge

Kirants-Samson Gorge

The area consists of hilly slopes covered with broad-leaf forests interspersed with open glades of…

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Vernissage Market

Vernissage is a large open-air market in Yerevan, Armenia. The name of the market is the derived from the French word vernissage. The market lies along Aram and Buzand streets at a length of 350 metres, connecting the Hanrapetutyun street with the Khanjyan street. The market mainly features a collection of different types of traditional Armenian art works.

It was formed during the 1980s by Armenian artists who started to display their art works in the square next to the Artists Union of Armenia (the current Charles Aznavour Square). Others have used the park next to Komitas State Conservatory to show their works. Later, the Vernissage was moved to Martiros Saryan garden in front of the Opera House.

In addition to carved wood and art works, traditional carpets, old collections of coins and medallions, books, jewellery, musical instruments, electronics and even pets are found in the market.

 

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