June 7th, 2019
There are many interesting places and unique monuments of architecture in Armenia that are definitely worth seeing. This article will help to understand their diversity and highlight the main 10 sights of Yerevan, which are recommended to visit during the trip.
In recent years, Armenia has been very popular among tourists visiting this small country with ancient history from all over the world. This is not surprising, because it is here that you can personally see the rare unique architectural monuments, come into contact with important historical events and get to know the culture of the people who gave the world so many outstanding personalities.
A country that is considered an “open-air museum” is rich insights that cannot be visited on one trip. Therefore, let's find out where it is worth going first of all so that the trip to Armenia was interesting and the trip program as rich as possible.
A tour of Armenia is best to start with its capital. One of the main sights of Yerevan is the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran, where ancient manuscripts and archival documents in different languages are kept. It is here that you can see the largest and smallest books in the world.
In the immediate vicinity of the Matenadaran is the architectural and monumental complex Cascade, power bank made in the form of a huge staircase. Unusual modern sculptures of various eminent masters are installed on each floor of the cascade. Inside the complex, there is a museum, where unique samples of modern art are presented. From the very top of the Cascade, there is a stunning view of Yerevan. Here is the amusement park "Victory".
There are many museums in the capital of Armenia that you should definitely visit during the trip, in particular, the house-museum of director and artist Sergey Paradzhanov, the house-museum of Martiros Saryan, the Historical Museum of Armenia, the Armenian Genocide Museum, the Erebuni Museum, and others.
Opening day and markets
To purchase souvenirs and products at affordable prices, it is recommended to visit the markets of Yerevan, the main one of which is the Vernissage. It sells various products made by the hands of talented Armenian craftsmen. Dried fruits, local cheeses, vegetables, and high-quality fruits can be bought in GUM, the main grocery market in the city.
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