Yerevan 2015-10-26T20:09:02+00:00

Yerevan - a city which can be discovered infinitely

YerevanYerevan is a unique city.  It has everything that can attract tourists, no matter what purpose they are pursuing during the travel. Lovers of history, culture, shopping and youth entertainment will find what they like at a hospitable capital of Armenian, and even more, as it has something to surprise any traveler.

History

Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world and its history goes back to 782 BC, when the Urartian fortress of Erebuni was built by the Argishti I king's commandment. It quickly became an important cultural and commercial center, which dreamed to seize many commanders.
It was captured by Arabs in 658, thus, XI century was marked by the power of the Seljuks. In the XIV Tamerlane got there. In 1554 the city was taken by the Ottoman troops which caused the Turkish-Persian war. At the beginning of the XIX century the army of the Russian Empire reached to the walls of the fortress. But currently Armenia is an independent country.
Today Yerevan is the modern city, which retained the features of the unique history. This feature gives the city a unique picturesqueness and originality, making it special and distinctive.

Sightseeing

Firstly we should pay attention to the historical heritage of the Armenian capital. The ancient citadel of Erebuni and the museum is the opportunity to see the ruins of the old town, which has more than 2.5 thousands years of history, as well as numerous archaeological findings from different eras.
The religious buildings in Yerevan has an enormous interest. Armenia is the first country in the world to adopt Christianity, about what reminds the ancient churches St. Sarkis, St. Zoravor and others.
History museum of Armenia is another object that requires a visit, because it collected more than 400 000 unique historical artifacts. The museum of ancient manuscripts Matenadaran has no analogues in Europe. It contains a huge amount of important documents, which helps to study the history of Armenia and many other countries with whom it had trade and cultural ties. Not without purpose in 2012 UNESCO declared the city as World Book Capital.

 

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Churches

Churches

Yerevan history

History

Other must go place is Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex dedicated to the memory of Armenian Genocide victims. It was built in 1965 and reminds the world about the tragedy of Armenian people and that crimes against humanity should not be.
The modern cultural attractions is architectural complex Cascade - a huge ladder system, decorated with sculptures and fountains.
The National Gallery is located on the Republic Square, where presented the masterpieces and works of young talented authors. The classical arts lovers should certainly go to the Theater of Opera and Ballet. Fans of the modern incarnation of creative thought worth to attend Cafesjian Center for the Arts. It was opened in 2009, and the exhibits are taken from the private collection of an American businessman of Armenian origin Gerard Cafesjian.
 

Accommodation, entertainment and recreation

In Yerevan everyone can easily find a comfortable hotel in accordance with the financial capacity. But even in the most democratic places one can feel like at home, as the tourists are treated well by demonstrating the famous Caucasian hospitality.
Tired of trips to museums, relax and have a snack in the best local restaurants as traditional Armenian cuisine is worthy of attention the most sophisticated gourmet. There are several modern cinema theaters and good nightlife, so who likes the active nightlife will be able to meet its Yerevan version.
The capital of Armenia is ideal for shopping. In the shopping centers there is huge selection of shoes, clothes and jewelry of local and international brands. There is great interest for original souvenirs, as well as the world-famous handmade carpets.
So, in preparation for a trip to Yerevan, it is best to plan excursions to not to forget anything. Visited once you certainly want to come back because Yerevan is a city which can be discovered infinitely.