Yerevan is one of the oldest capitals in the world. This year he turned 2798 years old, and this is 30 years more than Rome. Ancient monasteries and modern architecture, rich and tragic history, noisy and smiling locals who are always happy to see you as a best friend, delicious food – these are just a small part of what the capital of Armenia has to offer its guests.
How to get to Yerevan?
The easiest and fastest way to get to Yerevan is by plane. Zvartnots International Airport is the main air harbor of the capital. It daily serves more than a hundred flights from different parts of the world: from cities in Asia and Europe. The airport is located only 12 km from the capital. You can get to the city by taxi or bus. The stop is opposite the exit from the terminal. Buses of routes No. 107, 108 and 201 will take you to the city. The journey takes about half an hour. By taxi, you can get to the city about twice as fast.
Things to do in Yerevan
Tourism is an important component of the economy of the capital of Armenia. In general, a vacation in Yerevan can be devoted to acquaintance with the city, culture and traditions of the country. Since Armenia has no access to the sea, there is no need to talk about beach vacations. In Yerevan itself you can visit numerous attractions, of which there are a lot. Here are some of them:
- Erebuni Fortress;
This is the heart of Armenia. Locals believe that it was with the construction of this fortress that the history of Armenian statehood began. The age of the fortress is about 2800 years.
- Grand Cascade on Canaker Hills;
- Zvartnots Temple;
- Singing fountains in the Republic Square;
- English park;
- Yerevan Brandy Factory;
- National History Museum of Armenia;
- Khor Virap Ancient monastery;
- Pagan temple of Garni;
- Geghard complex of rock temples;
- Noravank complex of monasteries;
- Tatev cable car and monastery complex of the same name;
- Matenadaran (one of the world’s largest repositories of ancient manuscripts); and others.
In the vicinity of the city you can enjoy outdoor activities: for example, go to the mountain Lake Sevan or visit the Khosrov National Reserve.
Hotels in Yerevan
Yerevan offers its guests a variety of accommodation options from budget to luxury. The most expensive hotels in Yerevan are located in the center of the capital. Modern upscale hotels of world brands Marriott, Best Western, Hyatt, Golden Tulip offer the most luxurious rooms and a full range of services. In the historical center of the capital are mainly small hotels with a patio and garden. Also in Yerevan there are many hostels and guesthouses that offer accommodation at very affordable prices.