Yerevan, capital of Armenia attractions

This wonderful city is located in the north-eastern part of the Ararat Valley.Located on the bank of the river Hrazdan, originating in the mountains in Lake Sevan and flows into the Arax River, Yerevan shares this mountain river into two parts.

From biblical times to the present day

According to legend, it was here that after the Flood biblical character Noah first saw the ground and exclaimed: "Erevats!" ("It came!").Getting off the ground, he founded the city called Yerevan.Whatever the legend says, but Yerevan is indeed the oldest cities in the world.The fortified town Eribuni (formerly known as Yerevan) was founded in the VIII century BCAncient king of Urartu Argishti I. Over the years, Yerevan has undergone many changes, was ruled by the Arabs, Persians, was one of the provinces of the Russian Empire, the capital of the Soviet republic.

first thing that catches the eye of travelers first visited Yerevan - attractions are found at almost every turn.

However, it is worth noting that most of

the architectural structures, with few exceptions, eventually still lost.For this reason, the sights of Yerevan and its environs are a relatively recent period of history.

Its modern look Yerevan was in the Soviet era.Features of the geographical location and the local environment were the basis of the master plan, which created A.Tamanyan Academician in 1924. Under the plan, the city received a radial-ring layout in the central part.This modern Yerevan, sites and monuments which have tried to keep as far as possible, was a continuation of the general idea of ​​A. Tamanyan.

What to see in Yerevan

In the center of town is the area of ​​the Republic, which is unique both in its form and in execution, it is created in an ancient mosaic style.Here are the famous Singing Fountain, fascinating change its color, which is best admired in the evening or at night.In the square are the Government House and the buildings of several ministries, as well as the National Art Gallery and the Museum of History of Armenia.

Not far from the square is the analogue of the Moscow Arbat - North Boulevard with lots of boutiques and trendy restaurants, leading to the Opera House.In the district there are many parks, including - the famous "Swan Lake»

Yerevan attractions that simply can not fail to impress with its beauty, annually attracts a great number of tourists.That only is the famous complex "Cascade", which is a whole system of staggered crossings, flower beds and fountains!"Cascade" connects the city center with the Victory Park.With magnificent views of the capital city of Armenia and Mount Ararat.

Residents of countries like and very well know his story, carefully preserving all that is famous and known for Armenia.Yerevan attractions which are proof of that, rich in memorable places belonging to different times and eras.Among them - the Museum of the Armenian Genocide and the monument Tsitsernakaberd monument to the hero of the national epic David of Sasun, the city-fortress of Erebuni, Matenadaran (a book depository) them.Mesrop Mashtots.In addition, Armenia has a lot of churches - the Church of St. Astvatsatsin Church of the Holy Zoravor, Church of the Holy Katoghike, St. Sargis and many others.

simultaneously ancient and at the same time the young city of Yerevan and attractions which are a national treasure, always glad to its guests arriving in the Armenian capital and want to explore this historical and cultural center.