Must visit places in Yerevan
Yerevan, which is one of the oldest capitals in the world, is 2800 years old. We often hear that it is older than Rome or has the same age as Babylon, that already does not exist for centuries. The present-day-Yerevan was built and expanded near the Urartian fortress of Erebuni, which was founded by king Argishti.
All this goes to show, that tourists visiting Yerevan will surely find many worthy things to see.
Best must to see places in Yerevan
Yerevan is rich in historical and cultural sights. That is why it is called a museum under the open sky. Here you will admire the beautiful buildings made of pink tuff and museums with rich collections, bright sunny weather and hospitable people.
To visit Yerevan and not to be in Erebuni fortress means not to visit Yerevan at all. Some of the sights of the city are Erebuni fortress - a witness and a symbol of the ancient settlement, the Archaeological Museum and Karmir Blur, where you will see not only the ruins of the fortress, but also the remnants of the pre-Urartian settlement from Chalcolithic and Early Bronze ages.
Another cultural place of interest is Matenadaran, where ancient manuscripts in Armenian, Arabic, Persian, Russian and other languages are being studied and preserved.
As we have already mentioned, there are many beautiful historical and architectural buildings in Yerevan. Amongst them are the Opera and Ballet National Academic Theater, the Sports and Concert Complex named after Karen Demirchyan, Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex, which is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Of course, the sights of Yerevan are not limited by these. You can also visit many other interesting cultural and entertainment places in Yerevan.
Tours and excursions in Yerevan
Historical-cognitive, religious, cultural, culinary and other types of tours can be organized in Yerevan depending on visitor's interests. However, there are places where you willy-nilly visit, regardless of your preferred tour. One of them is the city center, where there are many beautiful and spectacular places, such as the buildings of the Republic Square and the National Gallery of Armenia, Northern Avenue which is popular with the public, The Opera and Ballet National Academic Theater and the Swan Lake near it, Cascade with its modern statues. And if you love brandy or you are interested in its history, the best option will be the tour around Yerevan Brandy Company.
Some of the interesting places are Victory Park, as well as Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Vernissage market, which is one of the most favourite places for tourists in Yerevan, is also worth to mention. Here you can choose Armenian beautiful souvenirs, from small rugs to unique silver ornaments, tableware and other items.
Nightlife in Yerevan. Where to go at night?
Yerevan at night is attractive and beautiful too for both locals and tourists. Entertainment lovers will find a lot of clubs, pubs and cafes here. One of the most popular and diverse clubs are “Malkhas Jazz Club”, “Kami Music” and “Forsh” clubs. If you mostly prefer a pub environment, then the unique atmosphere of "Calumet" ethnic lounge-bar is just for you. And if you love to try different drinks and original cocktails then visit "Simona" cocktail bar. For wine lovers there are several streets in Yerevan, such as Saryan, Cascade, Tumanyan and Sayat Nova streets, which are full of amazing wine houses. The time spent here will surely make your visit to Yerevan unforgettable.