Republic Square

Different buildings are located around the large oval shaped plaza: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Post Office, the History Museum and National Art Gallery, the Armenia Hotel (today Marriot). All of these buildings were built according to the model of the Government House with its big white clock. They arose like an architectural ensemble presenting an impressive stylistic unity.
The arcades, sculptures and the use of multi-colored tuff (rose, crème colors and yellow ocher) are aesthetically highlighted.

The “singing fountains’’ are located in front of the National Museum. It is a beloved meeting point for both youth and the elderly alike, especially on summer evenings when the fountains are colorfully illuminated, and waltzes by Johann Strauss or chansons by Charles Anzavour are played over loudspeakers.

On September 21 (Independence Day), national parades and numerous festivities take place here.