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Things to See in Yerevan

As you land on Yerevan, it starts smiling and shining on you like a crazy diamond. From the very start it welcomes you like a mother embraces her child, and therefore no visitor ever feels like in a foreign city here. As the host, Yerevan offers many activities and attractions to keep her guests busy throughout the day, but Yerevan is not limited to only that. What about the spectacular places to see? What about the beautiful churches both modern and ancient, old fortresses, recently and centuri...
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  • Cascade Complex
    Originally conceived by Alexander Tamanyan, and realized by Yerevan chief architect Jim Torosyan the project of Cascade is one the of most successful ones. Other than serving as a link between the Yerevan center and the Haghtanak Park, both Cascade and its surrounding area are the preferred place for pastime and amusement for the majority of people living in Armenia or simply visiting it. The complex houses the Cafesjian Center for arts, which regularly comes up with most unique and impressive exhibitions.
  • Erebuni Fortress - Arin Berd
    Built in 782 BC by Argishti I, Erebuni Fortress carries an immense historical significance implying that still 3000 years ago people lived on that territory. Erebuni was built as a military stronghold and the main purpose it was to serve was to protect the kingdom’s northern borders. Not only Erebuni was firmly ensconced by 10-12 meter high defensive walls, but also behind them there were central and inner walls, which were separating the buildings. The fortress territory was conditionally divided into 3 parts: religious, palatial and economical. The religious part was situated on the south-western part of the square. It’s where the temple to the God Khaldi was situated.
  • Katoghike Church
    With a history of going back to the 13th century, Katoghike church also known as the Holy Mother of God Katoghike Church is a medieval Armenian Church. Currently, a new religious complex is being constructed. The construction is particularly concentrated on the north side of the Katoghike church. Two buildings are planned to be built – Saint Anna Church (to be named so after the couple’s wife that finances the construction) and a building that will serve as the Yerevan residency of Karekin II, the Catholicos of All Armenians.
  • Mother Armenia
    Made of hammered copper, Mother Armenia Statue, which came to replace Stalin’s statue, has been adding to the historical meaning of Victory Park since 1967. With a sword in her hands and a shield at her feet the Statue represents a female figure who seems to guard Armenia against any foreign invasion and danger. The Monument is situated in Victory Park, which was named so to commemorate the Second World War victory.
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