Most interesting sightseeing places to visit in Yerevan

The buildings of Yerevan were built of volcanic stones of various shades of pink!

So Yerevan got the nickname "Pink City", sometimes it is called the city of stones. Yerevan is a developed city with modern architecture, cultural centers, museums, and monuments. You should definitely devote at least a full day or more to explore the main attractions of this beautiful city! 

What to do in Yerevan in summer? Here are interesting sightseeing places to visit in Yerevan, especially in summer. Where to relax and how to spend the summer in Armenia, we will talk in our review.

Yerevan sightseeing tours in summer

We will talk about Yerevan tours and travel and where to go and what to do in Yerevan in summer. 

Cascade is one of the symbols of Yerevan, known far beyond its borders. Endless stairways, rushing up to the monument of Reborn Armenia, decorated with flowers, waterfalls, art objects.

Yerevan Cascade was built in the 70s of the 20th century. Later, with the help of a patron of the arts, an American with Armenian roots, Gerard Cafesjian was made an art gallery inside Cascade, and outside are shown works of modern masters, such as the sculpture "Black Cat" by Fernando Botero. Be sure to go inside, take a ride on the escalator and visit the galleries.

If you climb to the very top, you can see the whole city, in full view, and in good weather, Ararat is clearly visible.

Opera House and Freedom Square are favorite resting place of citizens. The square is surrounded by a park and Swan Lake. Near a lot of outdoor cafes, kids ride roller skates, old people talk sitting on a bench - a nice atmosphere. 

Matenadaran is a museum of ancient manuscripts. It is one of the world's largest repositories of ancient manuscripts. Now there are more than 17 thousand manuscripts and more than 2 thousand old books: works of philosophers, mathematicians, geographers and the greatest minds of the time - a treasure of knowledge! The museum building is clearly visible from the northern part of the city. It towers on a hill at the end of Mesrop Mashtots street - the creator of the Armenian alphabet.

Republic Square of Yerevan is surrounded by hefty government buildings made of red tuff and expensive hotels. There is also a fountain, which is illuminated by all the colors of the rainbow from 9 to 11 pm in the summer. Great place to sit in the evening!

The State Museum of History of Armenia is located opposite the fountain in Republic Square. In this museum, you can trace the entire history of Armenia from the Stone Age to the present day. More than 400 thousand items of cultural heritage are stored here, for example, a collection of bronze items from 3 millennia BC or 5000-year-old shoes, which are considered the oldest in the world! 

What other best places in Yerevan we offer to visit? Of course, Ararat brandy factory! In Ararat brandy factory you can see the entire production process of brandy. The cost is 4500 drams with tasting of 3 and 5-year-old cognac and 10,000 drams with tasting of 10, 20 and 30-year-old cognac. The Barrel of the World with cognac spirit of 1994 is stored here. It will be open as soon as the Karabakh conflict is resolved, but now everyone can leave her inscriptions.

Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator looks rather severe with right angles and massive domes, but inside is nice and spacious. You will have the opportunity to watch local weddings, worship services and other rituals that are performed here every day. Especially cool when the organ starts to play, right up to the goosebumps!

Visit the Armenian Genocide Museum in Yerevan (Tsitsernakaberd). To better understand modern Armenia, you just need to “read” the darkest page in the history of this country - the Armenian genocide of 1915. Memorial complex on the hill, which can be easily seen from many parts of the city, is dedicated to the events of those years. The center of the complex is a 44-meter stella, broken in half. The visit doesn't leave the most pleasant memory, in the photographs all the horror and grief of the people, but about one and a half million Armenians were killed by the Turks.

Vernissage Market is the most famous antique market in Yerevan - here you can find everything your heart desires, from old blades and coins to modern souvenirs, dishes, plates, books, coins, weapons, carpets, musical instruments and much more.

We hope you enjoy our overview of Yerevan sightseeing tours! You already know how to spend the summer in Yerevan. Organize summer tours in Armenia with travel company Gardman Tour.