Top 5 places to visit in Yerevan

Top 5 places to visit in Yerevan . Do You want to know where to go and what to see if You are in Yerevan for the first time?

The number one place to visit in Yerevan is Republic Square. Just walk in the center of the city, visit beautiful, cozy cafes and restaurants, and cone to the Republic Square. This is the real heart of Yerevan. If You come in spring, summer or early autumn, You will get a chance to see fountains, which are very beautiful. And after sunset a show of singing and dancing fountains will be waiting for You. Also, at the Republic Square there is a Museum of the History of Armenia. This is the first museum in the country, founded in 1919. The museum’s collection includes about 400,000 artifacts and unique samples of archaeological, numismatic and ethnographic collections. During Your visit You will get acquainted with the history and culture of Armenia from the time of the Early Paleolithic to the present day.

Top 5 places to visit in Yerevan, Republic Square
Top 5 places to visit in Yerevan, Vernissage

The second place to visit in Yerevan is the large “Vernissage” market, which is also located near the Republic Square. It is a must-see place for tourists seeking for national art, souvenirs and interesting things with an Armenian flavor. Also, here You can find the real handmade stuffs, because the best craftsmen present their works exactly on the market. Here You can buy handmade chess, paintings, painted dishes, jewelry, scarves, textiles, musical instruments, and much more. This is a great place to get and bring home valuable, beautiful and interesting souvenirs from Armenia.

The third place to visit in Yerevan is the “Cascade” architectural complex. This is a wonderful and beautiful place, where You can always find an exhibition of unusual modern sculptures. Architecturally, the building is a cascade of five open terraces, each of which offers wonderful views of the city. On the top of the complex You will see the whole city view and the best panorama of Mount Ararat. On each of the terraces there are interesting fountains, sculptures and installations. In addition, on the territory of Cascade there is an art museum – the Gafeschyan Center of Arts. It is better to visit the “Cascade” twice, because in the daytime and in the evening this place offers completely different, but impressive views.

Cascade
Matenadaran

The fourth place to visit in Yerevan is Matenadaran. This is the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts named after St. Mesrop Mashtots. The Institute was created on the basis of the collection of manuscripts of the Echmiadzin Monastery. The beginning of the collection dates back to the 5th century. The Matenadaran repository contains more than 17 thousand ancient manuscripts and more than 100 thousand ancient archival documents. In addition to Armenian manuscripts (11,230 full and 2,200 fragmentary), more than 3,000 manuscripts in Russian, Hebrew, Latin, Arabic, Syriac, Greek, Georgian, Indian, Japanese and  Persian are also stored here. The museum’s storehouse also holds 2,281 old-printed books which were publushed until 1800. This museum will help You to get  closer with the fascinating and long history of Armenia.

The fifth place to visit in Yerevan is Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Center. The memorial is dedicated to the victims of the 1915 genocide. Every year, April 24, all residents of Yerevan, as well as Armenians from all over the world who had the opportunity to fly to their homeland, visit the memorial to commemorate the victims of the genocide. This is an amazing procession, where huge number of people take flowers and go to the eternal flame. The memorial is open to visitors on other days, too. This is a very beautiful architectural complex with its own history. The memorial is located on the hill of the same name. From the top You can see  the amazing city views.

Top 5 places to visit in Yerevan, Tsitsernakaberd