Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is attracting an ever-increasing number of inquisitive visitors looking to discover the fascinating and intricate history of the city which goes through millennia.
You won’t be able to resist the temptation of appreciating the beauty of Armenia’s capital city, with its Modernist buildings and leafy boulevards lined with cafés, restaurants and wine bars thronged by Armenians who like to partake in local gossip late into the night.
Apart from being the capital of Armenia, once part of the former Soviet Union, Yerevan is the leaping off point for the magnificent historic churches and monasteries that lure the tourists to other parts of this first Christian country in the world.
Yerevan is small enough to explore it entirely on foot.
Founded in 78BC – 29 years before Rome, Yerevan is rich in history. If you are historically minded a visit to the ruins of the Erebuni Fortress is an absolute must.
The laid-back culture and hospitality of the local populace make Yerevan tourists’ dream. Yerevan is a friendly city for the tourists and welcomes them with open arms. The Armenian capital is known for its compelling culture, but it is the city's people and their way of life that leaves the most enduring memory.
Yerevan is home to more than 30 museums. The History Museum in downtown Yerevan is the oldest in Yerevan. Founded in 1919, the museum exhibits thousands of archeological artifacts.
Situated on Mashtots Avenue, the Blue Mosque, only active mosque left in Armenia, is an oasis of tranquility for people who visit it to escape from the frenetic pace of life. Built in the 18th-century this Shia mosque features a central prayer hall adorned by intricate tiling work.