The capital of Armenia is Yerevan city. The city has many epithets – “garden city”, “pink city”, “open-air museum” and others.
Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its age is more than 2800 years and dates back to the construction of the Erebuni fortress in 782 BC. BC, although there are also excavations of settlements on the territory dating back to the middle of the 5th millennium BC. For a long time, the city was subjected to ruin and destruction by the conquerors. The first mentions of it as a significant and large trading city date back to the beginning of the 8th century.
Yerevan became the capital of Armenia in 1918. Now it is a modern, beautiful city with a population of over 1 million 100 thousand people. The city has many key, beautiful, historical and interesting places. It is very pleasant to walk in it, because it is landscaped, there are gardens, a large number of cafes and restaurants where you can relax and get acquainted with the local population, because Armenians are very hospitable people and will gladly answer all your questions.
The main sights of the city, which are introduced to the guests of the capital, are: the monument “David of Sasoun”, the “Haghtanak” park” (Victory Park), the Cafesjian Center for the Arts – Cascade, the Opera and Ballet Theater, Republic Square, the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 1915 genocide.
There are a lot of museums in the city, such as: “Matenadaran” – ancient manuscripts, the Museum of the History of Armenia, the Museum of the History of Yerevan, the Art Gallery, the Museum “Erebuni”, the house-museum Parajanov, the house-museum Martiros Saryan, the house-museum Khachaturian and others. In Yerevan, you can also visit concert halls, music clubs, theaters, and the number of restaurants will delight any guest.