Yerevan is the capital and the biggest city of Armenia. It is one of the world's oldest cities, since it is more than 2800 years old! The city was destroyed many times during the wars, so its ancient appearance was preserved not much. Nevertheless, its guests are offered a rich sightseeing program.
The best option for exploring the city is a tour with a local guide who will help you to see Yerevan without haste while being accompanied by a lively and interesting conversation. During a highlight tour you can see:
History buffs should definitely take a guided tour of the ruins of an ancient settlement with a palace, several temples and outbuildings. The total area of this open-air museum is 140 hectares. Two other historical sites worthy of attention are the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the construction of which dates back to the beginning of our era, and the Yerevan History Museum, whose collection includes more than 80 thousand exhibits. And those who are fond of art will be delighted with visiting the State Art Gallery and the Opera and Ballet Theater. After that, you can take a walk in the park with Swan Lake, admire the most beautiful landscapes and watch the artists who have chosen this place for their creativity.
Excursions to the cognac factory, which produces a world famous drink, are very popular with tourists. From the guide accompanying you, you will definitely hear that Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, Frank Sinatra were among the connoisseurs of Armenian cognac, and you will learn other interesting facts.
Yerevan is a surprisingly hospitable city that has something to show and something to treat. There are many restaurants and cafes here with reasonable prices and incredibly delicious dishes of national and European cuisine. In a sincere and very friendly atmosphere, you can try the dolma, hash, shashlyk that Yerevan is so famous for, and of course, incredibly tasty real Armenian baklava.