Yerevan, the capital of Armenia and its largest city, located on the banks of the Hrazdan River, is enchanting with its vast plains and wonderful nature. It is a destination for millions of tourists every year, who want to discover the charm and beauty of Armenia. Yerevan is an active lively nightlife city, and it is among the 10 safest cities in the world. In Yerevan, there is a large number of various distinctive hotels, restaurants, cafes, tourist attractions and unique archaeological sites. Its distinctive position, being in mountainous area and its natural and charming beauty are among its most important factors of tourist attraction. It is located at the foot of Mount Ararat, which has a large historical value.
Yerevan has a large number of important historical and archaeological landmarks and tourist attractions that attract tourists every day. The most important of which is the historical fortress of Erebuni, which was built on the hill and was the basis of existence of the city of Yerevan. The city also conjoins a number of old churches such as the Katoghike Church, one of the oldest churches in the city, built in 591 AD, in addition to the Church of Zoravor Astvatsatsin that is among the oldest churches too, as well as St. Sarkis Cathedral. In Yerevan, there is the Blue Mosque, built in 1764, the first, oldest and the only mosque in the city. The Armenian capital contains some other monuments, including the Opera House, the Yerevan Cascade, a giant stairway descending from Tamanyan Street, Yerevan artificial lake that opened its doors in 1939, Swan Lake, which becomes a breathtaking landscape with snow in the winter. There are also the New Opera Theater, Moscow Cinema, Mother Armenia Monument and David Sassoon Monument.
Yerevan has a collection of unique museums as well, including the Armenia National Gallery, the largest museum in the country, visited every year by about 65,000 visitors. It contains Russian and European art exhibits and Armenian artworks. Also, there is the Armenian History Museum with exhibits of Armenian history throughout the ages, the Cafesjian Museum of Art, Erebuni Museum that contains collectibles found in the Erebuni Fort, the Charents Museum of Literature and Arts, and many others. There are also many ancient libraries in Yerevan, such as the Matenadaran Library with its ancient manuscripts that are rare manuscripts from the middle Ages, the Avetik Isahakyan Central Library, Republican Library of Medical Sciences and many libraries distributed in the city. That is why Yerevan was named in 2011; the capital of global libraries, as it contains rich libraries, offering a variety of services to students across the world.
In Yerevan there are many cinemas and theaters presenting Performances, plays, ballet shows and special concerts for visitors and local residents, such as the Moscow Cinema, the Sundukyan Theater, Cafesjian Center, the Armenian Center for Experimental Arts … etc.
The capital city, Yerevan conjoins other several unique attractions that amuse and entertain its visitors, including the Yerevan Zoo with 1,500 species of animals, the Yerevan Circus, which offers exciting shows, the Lovers Park, the Victory Botanical Garden, the Circus Park and the Victoria Park. In the City of Water in Yerevan, tourists can enjoy distinctive water sports and games in the closed halls and ice skating rinks. They can also enjoy strolling in the northern street, where they can find cafes, restaurants and shops. Besides, there are many markets and shopping centers, such as Russia Center for Shopping, Parvan Mall and Dalma Garden Mall.
The Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan is the main airport in Armenia, which receives international and domestic flights. In addition, there is a modern transportation network in the city, varied between buses, taxis, underground and trains, connecting the capital with other cities and facilitating the movement of visitors inside and outside the city.
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