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Venue, Accommodations, Tour-FFC31

YSU  Yerevan State University (YSU)

Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute

Imperial Palace Hotel

Opera Suite Hotel

Cascade Hotel

Guest House at Yerevan State University

picture of geghard monastery Geghard Monastery

picture of the Garni Temple Garni Temple

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picture of wine museum Wine History Museumpicture of carpet museum and factoryCarpet Museum and FactoryCascadeCascade Complex

The FCC 31st international conference will take place at Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia on September 29th - October 1st, 2023. Please read on to find more information regarding the venue, hotel, and Bus Tour!

Venue

Our venue will be located at Yerevan State University (YSU) in Yerevan, Armenia. It is the most ancient educational institution in Armenia and has remained in operation since it was established in 1919. Currently, there are 312 educational programs with almost 14,000 students and 150,000 graduates. The university prioritizes the development of science and innovation by being actively involved in scientific research and participating in international conferences. For more information, click here

**Please note that the conference location has been moved from the Matenadaran Research Institute to Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia. This change was made to accommodate space for large exhibitions. In terms of transportation, Yerevan State University is around 20 minutes walking distance from Matenadaran. 

Accommodations: Recommended Hotels

List of recommended hotels near the FCC 31st International Conference location:

**When contacting the hotel for prices, let them know you are attending our Conference at YSU and they will give you a special discount.

Touring/Networking

1. Bus tour to Geghard and Garni: 
There will be a bus tour available to the first 20 to 25 people to buy passage on Friday October 1st, 2023. This excursion will take its attendees to visit both the Geghard monastery and the Garni temple. This 4-5-hour excursion will be provided through the Matenadaran.  Geghard monastery is one of the masterpieces of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully carved inside the huge rock. The site is included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Garni pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD. An exceptional monument dating back to Hellenistic period in Armenia. The only pagan temple preserved in the South Caucasus.

Other Possible Tours include:

2. Wine History Museum

3. Carpet Museum and Factory

4. The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute

Schedule

2:30  PM Departure from the Yeervan State University

19:30 end of tours. 

Best Places to Visit

Below, you will find a list of destinations worth exploring during your visit in Yerevan, Armenia!

  • Cascade Complex (24 minutes walking distance to Yerevan State University). Cascade Complex also known as the Cafesjian Center for the Arts showcases Armenia's rich history and cultural heritage through the numerous works of sculptures. It is one of most important places to visit in Armenia.  Witness the captivating beauty of the Cascade Complex by clicking the link below:

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  • History Museum of Armenia (17 minutes walking distance to Yerevan State University). The History Museum of Armenia is the first museum established in 1919 in the Republic of Armenia. It is a research centre of Armenia's history and culture and acquires unique archeological and ethnographical specimens. Witness the historical museum by clicking the link below:

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  • Republic Square (18 minutes walking distance to Yerevan State University). Republic Square is one of the architectural prides of Armenia which is located in the heart of Yerevan, Armenia. Each building surrounding Republic Square showcases unique pieces of architecture. Witness the experience of visiting the Sqaure by clicking the link below: 

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  • Khor Virap Monastery (40 minutes driving distance to Yerevan State University). Khor Virap, which translates to deep dungeon in Armenian, is one of the most sacred and visited monastery in Armenia. Witness the journey of visiting the monastery by clicking the link below:

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  • Sergei Parajanov Museum (40 minutes walking distance to Yerevan State University). The museum was founded by the government of the Republic of Armenia in 1988 and it became one of the most popular museums in Yerevan. The collection in the museum consists of over 600 art works by Sergei Parajanov. Witness the cultural heritage monument of Armenia by clicking the link below:

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History Museum of ArmeniaHistory Museum of Armenia

Khor VirapKhor Virap Monastery

Republic SquareRepublic Square

ParajanovSergei Parajanov Museum