Duration 7 hours
Yerevan City Center Tour
Including visits to:
* History Museum of Armenia or Matenadaran,
* Yerevan Brandy Company,
Yerevan city center is the best place to be. The hotels,
restaurants, nightclubs, galleries and parks are located
to each other. Socially active places in the Yerevan are
parks around the streets in upper area of downtown. Cafes
near Opera Square are great place to visit during
the day or in lunchtime. The major streets for the walks
in Yerevan are Mashtots Avenue, Sayat Nova
Avenue, Abovyan, Tumanyan, and Teryan
To get familiar with the city you can start
your walk on Mashtots Avenue. The avenue has many
great restaurants, cafes, and shops. The main attractions
are Matenadaran - the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts,
Opera Square, groceries market (Shuka). The next
interesting streets are Abovyan and Tumanyan.
These streets are nice for evening walk and have many
shaded cafes for an ice cream brake. Abovyan Street
has many attractions, hotels, restaurants, shops and
historical buildings. Going down on Abovyan Street,
you will see the Republic Square, which is the
focal point of the city. The square is surrounded by
Armenian Government buildings, Mariot Armenia Hotel
and History Museum of Armenia.
Parks are plentiful in the Yerevan, the biggest one starts
from Nairi Movie Theater and ends near St.
Gregor Lusavorich cathedral. The area between Alex
Manukyan Street and Khanjian Street is a big
park with trees and fountains.
Another place worth mentioning is the Cascade complex.
It is an interesting structure with escalators going up to
the Victory Park. You can use Cascade
escalators free of charge and it is a much better
alternative to climbing up the stares in summer heat. The
Victory Park is on a mountain and has a scenic
overlook to the entire downtown from above.
During the day you can visit two beautiful churches of
Yerevan. The St. Sarkis church is located in the
beginning of Mashtots Avenue and it is situated
near Hrazdan gorge. The newly built St.Gregor
Lusavorich cathedral is located on the crossroads of
Tigran Mets Avenue and Khanjian Street. The
cathedral has some unusual design, but looks magnificent
from the Republic Square.
The other interesting place in the downtown is Proshyan
Street. To try the best Armenian barbeque,
khorovats, in the world go to the restaurants of
Proshyan. Here you can visit the museum of Armenian famous
movie director Sergey Paradjanov. His own artworks are
presented in the museum: films, collages, dolls and
reproductions. All these works give clear image of great
Every Saturday and Sunday the park behind
the Khanjyan street becomes a souvenir fair. Make
sure to negotiate a better deal and you can get some
discounts on gorgeous woodcarvings, pottery and hand made
jewellery and souvenirs from
Obsidian. On the weekends you will see a painting fair
in the Saryan Park near the Mashtots Avenue.
When you are looking for the Armenian cognac in Yerevan,
the best place to shop is ARARAT factory.
Outside of the downtown, there are many great things to
see. The Hrazdan River gorge is beautiful. Other
interesting places to visit outside of the downtown are
the Genocide Memorial and Erebuni ancient
Yerevan has very active social life. If you are looking
for nightlife and live entertainment, there is a live
music in some cafes like Sayat Nova, Aragast, Triumph and