Matenadaran means a "book-depository" in ancient Armenian. Indeed, Matenadaran is the pride of Armenian culture, the world's largest storage of ancient manuscripts. It was created on the basis of the collection of manuscripts belonging to Echmiadzin Monastery. The chronological sequence of the arrangement of the exhibits represents the national writing culture from the very beginning to the 19th century.
Republic Square is the central square of the city, created under the guidance of architect A. Tamanian in 1926. It was called Lenin Square until 1991. The square is well-known for its monumental national architecture. The square's shape is combined of two geometrical figures: an oval and a trapeze. Five buildings are included in the architectural complex.
The capital of Armenia, Yerevan, is famous for its ancient history and unique architectural monuments, unusual "pink" houses and picturesque parks, the legendary Mount Ararat and rich cultural traditions, as well as excellent cuisine, strong aromatic coffee, sweet pomegranate wine and excellent brandy, which Churchill loved.