Sergey Parajanov Museum
With the death of Parajanov, cinema lost one of its magicians; Parajanov’s fantasy will forever fascinate and bring joy to the people of the world...
Sergey Parajanov Museum is the pride of the city, the pride of every Armenian. In no other corner of the world is it possible to see such museum. It is a must to see attraction for every tourist coming to Armenia. Almost every person, no matter he is an art lover or not, loves this Museum and admires it.
Sergey Parajanov was a Soviet Armenian director and artist. Parajanov is well-known for its surreal movies. Many times the artist was put into jail during the Soviet Times for his views and visions. This unique and amazing artist’s heritage is represented in the Museum.
Sergey Parajanov Museum was opened in 1991, a year after the artist’s death. The museum has 2 floors and is located in a very nice place. It has courtyard and wooden balconies. This home was being built for Sergey Parajanov, but the artist died before the construction of the building and could not live in it. The building itself has Caucasian style and original design.
The Museum is home to more than 1,400 exhibits. There are installation, collages, drawings, dolls and hats. There are 2 memorial rooms in the museum, posters and festival prizes, signed letters by Federico Fellini, Lilya Brik, Andrey Tarkovsky and many other famous and renowned people. The amazing thing about this artist is that he could turn a simple thing into a real piece of art. It is just amazing and unbelievable: with what imagination he decorates the chair, makes a playing card. And most of these pieces of art the author created in jail.
Now Sergey Parajanov Museum serves as a cultural center, where many exhibitions and receptions take place. At the museum guided tours are available. The fare of the ticket is AMD 700 (~$ 2). There are tours in Armenian, Russian, English French, and German. The fare of the guided tour in Armenian is AMD 2000 (~$ 6). Guided tours in foreign languages cost AMD 2,500 drams (~$ 7).
Sergey Parajanov Museum is next to the Saint Sargis Church. The Museum overlooks Hrazan Gorge. Yerevan Brandy Factory, Yerevan Wine Factory are just steps away from the Museum.
Sergey Parajanov Museum Contacts
Address: Dzoragiugh Ethnographic Center, Blds 15&16
Phone: +374 10 538473;
Working hours: Every day from 10:30 to 17:00
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