You will never find so many places of interest and entertainments in any other city of Armenia. Yerevan is a truly unique cultural center and a charmingly hospitable city.
You should start your acquaintance with the city from a large architectural center named the Big Cascade. At a glance it reminds a majestic pyramid – this is a large-scale system of ladders that connects the central part of the city with living quarters located high above in mountains. Stair openings are decorated with beautiful sculptures and fountains; best architects and sculptors of our time have worked over the creation of this complex.
The National Museum of Armenia will get you acquainted with history of Erevan. The museum was opened in 1921. Art connoisseurs should move their feet to the Square of Republic where they will find the state picture gallery. The square is a frequent location of multiple exhibitions and fair-trades, where young talents demonstrate their works. Museum of History of Erevan is one of the oldest cultural places of the city. This is also one of the oldest museums opened in 1931. During its long and glorious history the museum managed to gather over 80 thousand of items. In its halls you can see rich collections of books, household tools, national costumes, handcrafts, pictures and jewelry. Several halls are devoted to photography, military orders and flags.
The central part of Yerevan is the location of Theatre of Opera and Balley that is built by the project of Alexander Tamayan – a splendid architect and a public figure. The building of the theatre was ended in 1939; in the 60s of the previous century its halls were expanded and after this the theater had enough space for 1300 visitors. The opera theater can seat 1400 people. Opposite to the theater are located Swan Lake and a huge park, so after your visit to “the temple of art” you can walk along picturesque valleys and share impressions of the performance.