Top 29 Things To Do In Yerevan, Armenia

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Endearing people, stunning architectural marvels, culinary specialities, and cultural attractions will make you want to keep going back to the wonderful city of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. Armenia is so steeped with history and culture that it will take you a while to explore and you will inevitably end up falling in love with the city. Yerevan is most famous for its cognac/brandy, dolma, squares, parks, and several historic monuments. Mentioned in the previous line are only a few of the main attractions of Yerevan. However, if you want a comprehensive guide about the different places to go to and the different things to do in Yerevan, Armenia, then read on.

1. Relax at Lovers' Park

Lovers Park Yerevan Armenia
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This is a beautiful park next to the subway, with fresh green grass, lots of trees, and ponds. It is loved not only by couples but also families and children alike. There is a nice cafe with free WiFi in which you can sit and relax. If you are looking to unwind after a tiring day or just want some fresh air, you should come to this place. This is also the perfect spot for a morning walk and jog. The children’s park, Zazaland, is also nearby. You can come here with your significant other and spend some enjoyable romantic moments with them at the park.

Lovers' Park

Address: 21 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan 0019, Armenia

Website: Lovers’ Park

Opening hours: Sun: 7am - 12am; Mon - Fri: 7am - 2am

2. Enjoy water rides at Yerevan Water World

WaterWorld Yerevan
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Try visiting this amazing waterpark if you are looking for some splashing fun. The rides are fun and there are lifeguards around all the time. However, the pools are not heated so you must be prepared to dive into cold water. A lot of families come here with their children. Do try out the restaurant for some great pizza and kebabs, regardless of whether you take the rides. This is the best way to indulge your affinity towards water and to satisfy the thrill-seeking spirit in you. You get the best of both worlds. Youngsters will immensely enjoy the water rides at Yerevan Water World so it is a great way to spend some quality time with family.

Yerevan Water World

Address: 40 Myasnikyan Ave, Yerevan 0025, Armenia

Website: Yerevan Water World

Opening hours: Tue: 11am - 9pm; Wed - Sun: 11am - 7pm; Mon: 24 hours

3. Check out the artifacts at The History Museum of Armenia

History Museum of Armenia
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This is a multi-storey museum with fantastic exhibits displaying a variety of historical relics. Every section has a distinct story to tell. Visit the museum to get a very interesting overview of Armenia’s culture and history and view all sorts of permanent exhibitions, whether archaeological, ethnographic, or numismatic. There are also documentary collections. Do note that you are not allowed to take photographs inside so be prepared to capture the stunning sights in your memory.

The History Museum of Armenia

Address: Republic Square 4, Yerevan 375010

Website: The History Museum of Armenia

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 4 USD

4. Sightsee the marvellous medieval Monastery of Geghard

Geghard Monastery (36340869184)
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This attraction is a true architectural marvel of Armenia. It had been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in the year 2000. The monastery comprising several churches and tombs is special because some of the tombs and churches are cut directly from the face of the rock. The interiors, the marvellous works of art, and the atmosphere alike make the monastery of Geghard a fascinating tourist destination. Armenia hosts a number of such mystical monasteries that surely give off a wonderful vibe and carry the potential to impact and inspire you, each in its unique ways.

5. Admire the view from Yerevan Cascade

Cascade Yerevan
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Yerevan Cascade is both a giant limestone stairway that is the most well-known monument in the area. It ncludes flights of staircases with gorgeous fountains connecting the downtown areas with the residential areas. It is a spectacular work of art. You can reach, via elevators, the top of the stairs and enjoy the view of Yerevan and Mount Ararat. Enjoy the historical artifacts as well as the view of the beautiful city at the same time from the spot.

Yerevan Cascade

Address: 10 Tamanyan St, Yerevan 0009, Armenia

Website: Yerevan Cascade

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

6. See the Singing and Dancing Fountains show at Republic Square

Dancing Fountains in Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia
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Apart from the beautiful constructions and buildings including the Marriott, the Republic Square flaunts the beautiful Singing Fountains. Post 9pm every evening, you will witness a musical water show that is going to leave you feeling amazed. The Singing Fountains also exhibit beautiful, colourful lights, contributing to the beauty and altogether creating an ambience to die for. You must visit with your partner to enjoy a romantic excursion that the Republic Square offers.

7. Catch a football game at Hrazdan Stadium

Hrazdan Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia - panoramio
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Hrazdan Stadium is the largest sports stadium in Armenia and one of the top stadiums in the Soviet Union. It is, however, a multi-purpose stadium which is operated by the Football Federation of Armenia and owned by the Government of Armenia. The stadium was the home ground for many notable moments in the history of Armenian football. Enjoy a football match with your buddies or family at the very well-known Hrazdan Stadium and if you are lucky, you might even get to take a selfie with one of the players.

Hrazdan Stadium

Address: 4/1 Hrazdan Gorge, Yerevan 0082, Armenia

Website: Hrazdan Stadium

8. Stroll along Kond and check out the ancient structures

Kond in Yerevan 4
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Kond comprises of structures from the Ottoman empire and Persian and Muslim rule. The remains of the beautiful mosques recalling the history of Yerevan have become homes to people. Tourists visit to interact with the people and see the remains of ancient relics. A lot of new buildings and constructions have come up in order to contribute to some improvement to the worn-out structures of the Kond so that the old and the new coexist. Experience this wonderful amalgamation of old and new that is sure to leave its imprint on your memory for a long time.

9. Go window shopping at Northern Avenue

Yerevan Northern 2010
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Northern Avenue in downtown Yerevan is a very fancy and posh place to tour. There are several food establishments and stores selling clothes, jewellery, and the like. If you are someone who is fond of shopping, then you must definitely take a walk through the lanes of North Avenue to get a taste of the local culture of Armenia. Make sure not to miss this area as it is a piece of heaven for shoppers. You might even be lucky enough to find unique souvenirs to take home.

10. Appreciate local artworks at National Gallery of Armenia

The National Gallery of Armenia
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The National Gallery of Armenia houses a variety of works by artists like Hakob Hovnatanian (1806–1881), Martiros Sarian (1880–1972) and Vardges Surenyants (1860–1921). The most distinct pieces are displayed on the fourth and fifth floors. There is a bonus if you happen to visit during the weekend - the entry to the museum is free on the last Saturday of every month. This is a must-visit for art lovers.

National Gallery of Armenia

Address: 1 Aram Street, Yerevan 0010, Armenia

Website: National Gallery of Armenia

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 3 USD

11. Have a picnic at English Park

Fountain in English Park, Yerevan
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This is a very pretty place and you will find multiple groups of youngsters playing the guitar and singing away. The grass is always cut fresh and people usually sit on the grass and chill. If you want, you can carry a blanket or some newspapers to sit on. There is no WiFi here, which is really a blessing in disguise, as you can spend some actual time with family and friends without getting distracted. It is a perfect picnic spot. There is not a dearth of parks in Yerevan, as it is full of lush greenery and gorgeous architecture. English Park is just one such beautiful attraction.

English Park

Address: Italy St, Yerevan, Armenia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

12. Taste ArArAt brandy

Yerevan Brandy Factory
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Yerevan Brandy Factory, known for ArArAt, was founded in 1887 and till today, it leads in the production of cognac. Known for its amazing variations in brandy, Yerevan attracts a bunch of tourists all year round. The brandy here is manufactured from special grapes acquired from the fertile fields of the Ararat Plain. If you are in Yerevan, you ought to taste brandy, or else the point of travelling to Yerevan is lost. Also, if you can, do carry a bottle or two of cognac as souvenir for those back home.

Yerevan Brandy Factory

Address: 2 Admiral Isakov Ave, Yerevan 0082, Armenia

Website: Yerevan Brandy Factory](https://en.araratbrandy.com/?)

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

13. Watch an outstanding opera at The Yerevan Opera Theatre and Komitas Chamber Music House

Yerevan 16
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The Yerevan Opera Theatre consists of two concert halls, namely, Aram Khatchaturian concert hall and Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theatre. The theatre has performed more than 200 operas and ballets in more than 20 countries. Komitas Chamber Music House has been listed as one of the historic and cultural monuments of Yerevan. The unique feature of this hall is that there is an overlapping space between the musicians and the audience. The experience is one of a kind, making both the places a must-visit.

The Yerevan Opera Theatre and Komitas Chamber Music House

Address: Tumanyan St, Yerevan, Armenia

Website: The Yerevan Opera Theatre and Komitas Chamber Music House

14. Take a walk at Tumanyan Park

Tumanyan Park
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Yet another beautiful green park located on the right bank of Hrazdan River in Yerevan is the Tumanyan Park. You will usually always find the park filled with young and old adults as well as children. Tumanyan Park is, in fact, one of the largest parks in Yerevan. People of all age groups come here for picnics. You can also come here for a stroll or some chilled breeze in the evenings to refresh your mind. It is a very calm and nice place to be if you are seeking some private time to spend with yourself.

Tumanyan Park

Address: 13 Halabyan St, Yerevan 0038, Armenia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

15. Relish Armenian cuisine at Dolmama

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The food at Dolmama is great. The outside seating arrangement with the patio is very romantic and is quite lively while the indoor seating arrangement is intimate and cosy. The service is impeccable. Enjoy sampling their food, which adds an innovative touch to regular Armenian cuisine. Be sure not to miss dolma, the restaurant’s main specialty. Dolma is made up of ground meat and rice wrapped in grape leaves. Khashlama, or stewed meat, is another must-try. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food that is served. You must try out eateries like these if you are a foodie. Dolmama is one such famous restaurant that you should not miss when in Yerevan and is among the list of the major attractions of Yerevan.

Dolmama

Address: 10 Pushkin St, Yerevan 0010, Armenia

Website: Dolmama

Opening hours: 11am - 11:30pm (daily)

16. Buy authentic Armenian goods at Yerevan Vernissage

Armenia, Yerevan
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From toys and clothes to artwork, you will find everything you can think of in Yerevan Vernissage. You will find a lot of antique jewellery out here, which are existing proof of the skills and handiwork of Armenian people. You must bargain here for anything that you purchase. Also, this is the best place to collect souvenirs from to take home to gift to your loved ones in order to share with them the taste of Armenian culture. You can also carry some items to adorn your own house with.

Yerevan Vernissage

Address: 1, 3 Buzand St, Yerevan 0010, Armenia

Opening hours: 7am - 6pm (daily)

17. Spend leisurely time at Buenos Aires Park

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Located in the Ajapnyak District of Yerevan, Buenos Aires Park is a public park which you can visit and stroll around to your heart’s content. The park has a huge pool in the centre with fountains and there is also space for sports activities. However, it is filled with greenery and there are several places to walk around. If you are in Yerevan for a honeymoon with your boo, then this is one of the most romantic places to while away some time in silence and peace or by engaging in physical activities–whichever suites you.

Buenos Aires Park

Address: Margaryan St, Yerevan, Armenia

18. Sample craft beer at Dargett Brewery

Dargett Craft Beer
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Dargett Brewery is a small, independent brewery but is very popular with tourists and locals alike. It can get pretty busy, especially during the weekends. Hence, it is recommended that you book tables beforehand. They have a variety of options in beers and the food to accompany the drinks are also pretty fascinating. Try craft beers such as stout, pale ale, weizen, pilsner, apricot ale, and Belgian triple. You are simply going to love it here, as both the ambience and the pricing are pretty decent. Service is great, too. If you are a beer lover then make sure to pay a visit.

Dargett Brewery

Address: 72 Aram Street, Yerevan 0001, Armenia

Website: Dargett Brewery

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 1pm

19. Enjoy live music at Gouroo Club and Garden

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If you are a vegetarian and a foodie, a wine connoisseur, or someone who craves to eat healthy and stay fit, and if you also happen to be fond of good music, then look no further. Head to Gouroo Club and Garden known for some of the best vegetarian cusine in Yerevan. The garden atmosphere is absolutely fantastic and the food is prepared with fresh and healthy ingredients that definitely won’t add any extra inches to your waistline. Enjoy the ambience with a group of friends or alone, while munching on some delicious food. Make sure to keep an eye out for live performances and music programs.

Gouroo Club and Garden

Address: 13 Martiros Saryan Street Yerevan AM 0002, 13 Martiros Saryan St, Yerevan 0002, Armenia

Website: Gouroo Club and Garden

Opening hours: Sat: 9:30am - 12am; Sun: 10am - 12am; Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 12am

20. Visit the 18th-century Blue Mosque

Blue mosque in Yerevan
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Check out the 18th-century Blue Mosque–it is such a beautiful sight to behold. If art and history inspire you, then Blue Mosque is a wonderful amalgamation of the two. A mesmerising work of art, the Blue Mosque stands tall as the only remaining active mosque in Armenia. It was built and designed in the mold of several Persian mosques for the Shia community, and even though the artistry of the mosques in Persia are incomparable, this piece of architectural marvel does not disappoint. Do not forget to capture the sight in your camera, to revisit whenever you desire.

18th century Blue Mosque in Yerevan

Address: 12 Mesrop Mashtots Ave, Yerevan 0015, Armenia

21. Drink flavorful coffee at Gemini

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This cafe has the look of a typical Parisian pavement cafes. It is so gorgeous, that you are sure to instantly fall in love with it. It is always almost teeming with people, owing to the quality of coffee and crepes that they serve. If you are fond of good coffee and want to know what it feels like to be at a Parisian coffee shop while in Yerevan, then look no further. Take out some time for breakfast and head to Gemini. You are sure to love the crepes as much as the cuppa. Click a few pictures to post as your Instagram story and most people will believe you were in Paris. It is a win-win!

Gemini

Address: 31 Tumanyan St, Yerevan 0002, Armenia

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

22. Buy quality gourmet at Gastropolis Food Market

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Gastropolis is a modern, gourmet food market that is a haven for food lovers. They serve various cuisines, the prices are quite reasonable, and the space is pretty huge. It is located in the historic Kamar Business Cente. You can bring the whole gang to dine here. You can come here to either in indulge in some morning coffee or in the evening for some strong beers.

Gastropolis Food Market

Address: 2 Vazgen Sargsyan St, Yerevan, Armenia

Website: Gastropolis Food Market

Opening hours: Sat: 8am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 12am; Mon - Fri: 9am - 12am

23. Tour Areni Wine Factory to drink pomegranate wine

Hin Areni wine factory
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A number of people from all around the world visit Areni Wine Factory to get a taste of the uniquely flavoured wines. Guided tours include a very detailed talk regarding the history, taste, and making of the wines, along with wine-tasting opportunities. If you like one of these flavours, then you can go ahead and purchase it. In fact, you are sure to like more than one favour. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or not, you must visit for an unforgettable experience. A bottle or two of good wine also serve as great souvenirs for loved ones back home.

Areni Wine Factory

Address: Areni 3604, Armenia

Website: Areni Wine Factory

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

24. Admire the remarkable Armenian Genocide Museum

Armenian Genocide Museum
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First of all, apart form the exhibits in the museum, it is very imperative to mention the dynamic views of the city that is apparent from the building. There are extensive commentaries, documents, and maps regarding the history that nobody talks about, including the genocide that many Armenians fell victim to. The commentaries are in English so it is easier for most people visiting.

Armenian Genocide Museum

Address: Tsitsernakaberd Hwy, Yerevan 0028, Armenia

25. See the Mother Armenia statue at Victory Park

Yerevan - Armenia
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The massive Mother Armenia statue (21 metres/ 69 feet tall) placed over a pedestal (34 metres/112 feet tall), which replaced the much smaller statues of Lenin and Stalin, is a marvel. The war memorial museum is situated right below the statue with dedicated sections to WWII and the conflicts involving the Azerbaijan military occupation forces. The warm and friendly Armenians do have some horrid stories to tell and if you are curious to learn, then these historical spots are a must-visit.

Mother Armenia statue

Address: Azatutyan Ave, Yerevan, Armenia

Website: Mother Armenia statue

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

26. Stop by Cafesjian Centre for the Arts

CAFESJIAN MUSEUM
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This is an open-air arts centre where you can view splendid fountains. Cafesjian Centre for the Arts is located near the Yerevan Cascade comprising a flight of a massive staircase with fountains. This place houses several international sculptures. Take a look at the sculptures and then relax on the benches in the park downstairs.

Cafesjian Centre for the Arts

Address: 10 Tamanyan St, Yerevan 0009, Armenia

Website: Cafesjian Centre for the Arts

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 8am - 8pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

27. Tour Erebuni Museum

Yerevan - Armenië
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Erebuni Museum houses a few of the oldest, most unique, and most beautiful exhibits and artifacts, including storage jars, bronze helmets, and silver drinking horns. Erebuni Museum was established in 1968, just in time for Armenia’s 2750th anniversary. It is located in Arin Berd Hill and gives great insight into Armenia’s history through archaeological findings. At the topmost floor of the building, a group of people gives impromptu performances of folk music and songs. It is a lovely experience. They are usually there on all days that the museum is open.

Erebuni Museum

Address: 38 Erebuni St, Yerevan 0020, Armenia

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm (closed on Mon)

28. Try Italian food at Ankyun

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Once you have given Armenian food a try, enjoy a full-course Italian meal at this restaurant. Ankyun is a relatively new place, built only in 2006. It offers traditional Italian food but also offers varying specialties. You also get to have gluten-free food here. The steaks, pizza, and pasta are all amazing to taste. End the meal with their homemade tiramisu. Have an excellent dining experience at this family0run restaurant with a cosy ambiance.

Ankyun

Address: 4 Vardanants St, Yerevan 0010, Armenia

Website: Ankyun

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

29. Have a glass of wine at In Vino

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A very cosy wine bar in Yerevan, which not only serves great wine–both local and international–but also awesome cheese platters and equally awesome food, In Vino deserves to be on your itinerary The staff is very friendly and attentive. They will help you make good choices while ordering wine. Also, make sure that you reserve a table from beforehand because the place gets filled up very fast. What better way to cap off your time in Yerevan than conversations with loved ones–a glass of wine in hand.

In Vino

Address: 6 Martiros Saryan St, Yerevan, Armenia

Website: In Vino

Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)

Enjoy an array of activities to keep yourself engaged in Armenia

Yerevan
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Wine-tasting, eating at fancy restaurants, visiting historical sites and museums, and shopping at great shopping destinations are just some of the things you can do at this glorious city. Yerevan is a beautiful place to be indeed. Whether you are travelling solo or in a group, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself engaged. If you are an enthusiastic traveller, then don’t miss out on any of these amazing activities.

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