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Sightseeing in Yerevan - what to see. Complete travel guide

Armenia - Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Yerevan 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.
In Yerevan, you have a huge choice of excellent places for shopping. Tashir is one of the most famous in the city. Numerous clothing stores, children's goods shops, pavilions with … Open
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. Copyright
In Yerevan, travelers with children will not be bored. They should definitely look into the local Lunapark. The choice of attractions here is just fine, the youngest visitors will be able to … Open
A unique attraction is the scientific-research center Matenadaran, whose name can be translated literally from Armenian as “a repository of manuscripts”. The main value ​​of this scientific center is ancient manuscripts. There are several thousands of them here. The exact date of the founding of this center is unknown. According to some sources, it was founded in the 5th century. Today, the complex occupies an impressive stone building, which in itself is an outstanding architectural monument.
YerevanPlaceByNight A symbolic historical attraction is the Erebuni Fortress. This fortress within whose walls was a large city was built in the 8th century BC. For hundreds of years, the city was the capital of the prosperous Urartian City. Nowadays, visitors of the fort can admire the preserved ruins of the once magnificent buildings. On the territory of the fortress is a very interesting museum, in which a collection of archaeological artifacts discovered here, is collected.
Of course, it is better to start describing the national cuisine of Yerevan from its most famous and honored food – Lavash. This special bread type is made in accordance with an old recipe … Open
The Republic Square remains the favorite place of walks for Yerevan guests and locals. Next to it is another outstanding architectural monument - the building of the Armenian government. The construction of the building began in 1926 and lasted more than 20 years. The main building materials were tuff and basalt. The building turned out to be incredibly solemn. It is decorated with spectacular arched spans and columns. Recent years, the historical building has been used for carrying out art exhibitions and other cultural events. The square itself is also incredibly beautiful. Here you can admire the beautiful fountains and lush flower beds.
Armenian Genocide Memorial - Yerevan Fans of unusual excursions will be interested to visit the Megerian Carpet Factory, which produces carpets. This factory was founded by the Megerian family, which runs it for three generations. The opening of this factory was held in 1917 in the USA. Representatives of the well-known family opened the plant in their historic homeland quite recently, in 2002. Now it not only produces new luxurious carpets, but also restores old ones. Like many years ago, all the carpets here are weaved exclusively by hand. The factory conducts interesting excursions for visitors. Here you can buy chic carpets of various sizes, as well as other home decorations in the national style.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Yerevan
♥   Castle 'Alberd' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tsitsernakaberd' , 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Erebuni Fortress' , 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Teishebaini' , 6.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Arin Berd' , 6.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Yerevan
♥   National Park 'Sevan' , 72.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Dilijan' , 76.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Lake Arpi' , 123.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Yerevan and around
♥   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

Sightseeing in Armenia: things to see

As you may have already noticed, there are many churches in cathedrals in Armenia. That is true, it’s possible to find old religious buildings in every town and in nearly every village in Armenia. Most of them were built yet in the 10th – 15th centuries, carefully restored and kept for future generations. Artsakh is one of the richest regions in terms of heritage. The region is like a museum in open air as it is home to more than a thousand and five hundred monuments, 500 churches and 600 monastery complexes. Absolutely every street and boulevard breathes history here. Landmarks simply border with each other, but the most famous places of interest are the ruins of Hachen and Vacharq cemetery. … Open
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