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Tsitsernakaberd (Genocide Museum and Memorial)

Overlooking the city of Yerevan, Tsitsernakaberd is a memorial honouring the memory of the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide that took place in the Ottoman Empire carried out by the Turkish government. The 140-foot (44 m) stele symbolizes the national rebirth of Armenians while the circular construction of 12 slabs represent the 12 lost provinces in present day Turkey and in the centre of the circle, at around f feet down (1.5 meters) is an eternal flame. Every year on 24 April hundreds of thousands of people gather at the monument and lay flowers around the eternal flame.

Information & Facts

Address

Memorial Complex of Tsitsernakaberd, Yerevan

Admission

Free but donations are welcome

Language

Armenian is the official language, and it has its own alphabet. Russian is widely spoken and English is becoming more prominent.

Money

The official currency of Armenia is the Dram (AMD), which is divided into 100 lumas. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks as well as many hotels, with US dollars the most widely recognised and easily changed, although notes should be in good condition. Credit cards are not widely accepted other than in some large hotels and restaurants. Travellers cheques should be in US dollars to avoid additional charges and there are few ATMs in Yerevan, including HSBC. It is advisable to carry plenty of small change in local currency as shops and markets will often not have change.

Opening Times

Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 5pm. Closed Mondays.

Time

Local time in Armenia is GMT +4.

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