Vernissage is probably one of the best open-air markets in world. Here you will find everything from vintage meat grinder parts to puppy dogs for sale. It is a paradise for bargain hunters. The Vernissage is the right place to get little taste of Armenia and a special spot to witness the fusion between national traditions and modernity. Vernissage offers variety of national souvenirs, jewelry and other traditional items.
The Matenadaran is one of the oldest and richest book-depositories in the world. Its collection of about 17000 manuscripts includes almost all the areas of ancient and medieval Armenian culture and sciences – history, geography, grammar, philosophy, law, medicine, mathematics-cosmography, theory of calendar, alchemy-chemistry, translations, literature, chronology, art history, miniature, music and theatre, as well as manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, Greek, Syrian, Latin, Ethiopian, Indian, Japanese and others.