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Culture of Yerevan. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Armenia - Republic Square, Yerevan An old city with a rich history, Yerevan never ceases to conquer the hearts of travelers. A great number of architectural and historical landmarks, museums, and exhibition centers make Yerevan a true paradise for everyone who likes excursions and strolls in picturesque places. Yerevan Cascade is one of the most original architectural landmarks in the country. It is hard to define the genre of this fabulous place. The Cascade is a large architectural complex that consists of numerous stairs that connect the mountain part of Yerevan and settlements located high in the mountains. When going up, tourists will see gorgeous sculptures, fountains, and memorials literally at every step. Most of them are dedicated to important historical events.
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In the center of Yerevan, tourists will find Republic Square that is surrounded by gorgeous buildings constructed in the previous century. Nowadays, these buildings are mostly occupied by governmental offices. The square looks particularly fabulous in the evening when an attractive illumination system lights up the area. Not far from the square, there is a picturesque boulevard. On this boulevard, visitors will see 2750 different fountains. All of them were built in 1968 when the city celebrated its 2750th birthday.
Among religious landmarks of the city, it is important to mention Saint Astvatsatsin Church. The latest reconstruction of this beautiful church took place in the middle of the 17th century as the building was severely damaged by the earthquake. Inside the church, visitors can still see ancient drawings and the name of its founder, Keram. Erebuni Fortress is one more important historical landmark of the capital. The ruins of the fortress were discovered in the middle of the 220th century. Until that time, Erebuni was a mythical object and its existence was questioned. Scientists managed to prove the myths. Archaeological excavations at the site of the fortress city do not stop even nowadays. Copyright
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The fortress was founded more than two thousand years ago. Not far from the ruins, there is Erebuni Fortress Museum that exhibits priceless findings of archaeologists. Ancient coins, clay items, elegant bronze jewelry, glass, and decorative stones – the museum’s visitors will find all these artifacts and more. There is also an exhibition dedicated to the war thematic. It features old leather items, armor, and ancient weapons. Many family homes have been also transformed into museums that now exhibit priceless collections of antiquities. Among other cultural landmarks in Yerevan, vacationers may be interested in visiting National Museum-Institute of Architecture of Armenian, Sergei Parajanov Museum, and House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian.
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♥   Art museum 'National Gallery of Armenia' Yerevan, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Cafesjian Museum of Art' Yerevan, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The theme of the Armenian Genocide is one of the most painful for these people. On Tsitsernakaberd Hill, which means 'swallow's fortress' in Armenian, there is a memorial and a museum of the Armenian Genocide. They were built in the 60s of the 20th century. There is the 44-meter stele that symbolizes the will and desire to survive at any cost, which is typical for the Armenian people. The structure is split into 2 unequal parts. The smaller one symbolizes the people who lived in Armenia, and the bigger one is for those Armenians who were forced to leave their native country due to the tragic events of the genocide. There is also a museum of genocide. The building of two floors goes underground and occupies about 2000 square meters. There is an exhibition in it, where photographs and publications of German photographers are represented. The memorial complex was named one of 9 memorial museums of the world, which must be visited by everyone. … Open
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