Yerevan – one of the oldest cities in the world. Recently, Yerevan celebrated its 2800th anniversary, which means that the capital of Armenia is 29 years older than Rome. There are a lot of attractions and spectacular landmarks that give a special charm to this ancient city. A colorful city of contrasts. The city's colors begin to shine as the sun rises over the snow-capped peak of Mount Ararat to the west of the city. The inscription engraved on a stone indicates that according to the command of King Argishti I in 782 BC, he had this fortress built and gave it the name Erebuni. Some researchers mention, that the name Yerevan is derived from the name of the fortress. The capital of the Armenian Republic today has 1.2 million inhabitants and is the largest city in Armenia.
The city planner Tamanian started to redesign the whole city from the very beginning. The uniqueness of the buildings is based on the rich pink and ocher tones of the tuff that decorate the façades. One of the peculiarities of the city are the countless fountains in the green areas. The city center is very attractive, with all amenities for an interesting stay, comfort and fun: art galleries, concert halls, museums, cinemas, old and new, cozy cafes and restaurants, wellness centers and much more.
Tourism in Armenia is developing year by year. The capital Yerevan is one of the main tourist destinations in Armenia. The city has many luxury hotels, modern restaurants, bars, pubs, and discos. There are many places in Yerevan, which are attractive to travelers, including the dancing fountains of the Republic Square, the State Opera House, the Cascade Complex, the archaeological site of Erebuni (Arin Berd), the historic site of Karmir Blur, etc. The Ani Plaza Hotel is the largest hotel in the city. The Armenia Marriott Hotel is located in the city center, the Radisson Blu Hotel is close to Victory Park. Other key downtown hotels include the Grand Hotel Yerevan, which is one of the world's smallest luxury hotels, the Best Western Congress Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Hyatt Place, Ibis Yerevan Center, and others.
The location of Yerevan grants its guests a unique opportunity to reveal a perfect view of the biblical Mount Ararat, as the city lies on the foot of the mountain and has the shape of a Roman amphitheater. There are many historical sites, churches, and citadels in areas and regions around the city, such as the Temple of Garni, Zvartnots Cathedral, the monasteries Khor Virap and Geghard. Yerevan is one of the 10 safest cities in the world with a lively downtown area, venues, pedestrian walkways, sidewalk cafes, jazz cafes, teahouses, wine-houses, pubs, karaoke clubs, and restaurants. Many world-famous music stars, Russian music stars and Armenian singers from the diaspora occasionally appear in Yerevan.
Northern Avenue, is one of the most popular pedestrian zones, with modern residential buildings, business centers, restaurants, bars, and cafes, which connects the Opera House to Abovyan Street. Another popular landmark is the Cascade complex and the "Cafesjian Sculpture Garden" in Tamanyan Street with its pedestrian area and many cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs on the sidewalks. The "Cafesjian Art Center" regularly organizes art events, including classical music series, traditional folk dance events and live concerts of jazz, pop and rock music. Armenia has a reputation for welcoming guests, and this is especially true for the city of Yerevan which offers all the advantages and conveniences of a capital city.