Although the capital of Armenia is one of the oldest cities in the world, it looks so young and dynamic that tourists listening to the stories of a guide during a sightseeing excursion do not immediately feel the depth of its history. If you want to see one of the oldest historical monuments not only in Yerevan but throughout Armenia, be sure to take a guided tour of Arin-Berd Hill: there are the ruins of the city of Erebuni, the forerunner of modern Yerevan founded in the 8th century BC Against the deep antiquity of Erebuni, especially vivid and effective impression is made by such modern sights as:
- Cascade complex uniting sculptural compositions, flower beds and fountains;
- Republic square: it is decorated with beautiful buildings, including the government building and countless fountains;
- Northern Avenue famous for its restaurants and boutiques with reasonable prices;
- Opera and Ballet Theatre;
- the always lively Charles Aznavour square;
- memorial complex on the top of Mount Tsitsernakaberd built to commemorate the Armenian Genocide.
According to 1001guide, the Katoghike Temple founded in the 13th century the Astvatsatsin Church, the Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator and the Blue Mosque deserve a separate excursion: these architectural gems will appeal not only to lovers of religious architecture.