Republic Square, Yerevan

Republic Square, Yerevan: Our most recommended tours and activities

Yerevan: Private City Tour

1. Yerevan: Private City Tour

This amazing tour will give you an opportunity to discover the hidden story of the capital of Armenia, either on your own or with a knowledgeable and professional private guide. The tour will take you to the heart of Yerevan City, the Republic Square, where you can get in touch with the great history of Armenia through the magnificent architectural ensemble that surrounds the area. After refreshing yourself with some natural spring water from right out of the ground, you will then head to one of the oldest parts of the city. The Opera and Ballet Theater is another 10 minute walk from the Moscow Cinema Theater. This is one of the absolute masterpieces of world architecture that the city of Yerevan hosts, and is undoubtedly one of the principal landmarks of Armenia. The Freedom or Theatrical Square in front of it is one of the most popular leisure places for local young people who come here to bike or skate. The Swan Lake near the Opera House is tightly connected by its history to the Opera Theater, and is another perfect spot to enjoy walking and meeting local people. Continuing your way through French Square and the park of the Yerevan State Conservatory, you will reach the Cascade, or as the locals call it the "Stairway to Heaven”. This is a key structure in Yerevan City's architecture which was constructed in the 70s, and has been revived since the early 2000s, undergoing major restoration works. Today this is one of the beloved places of not only the locals but also tourists, with multiple cozy cafes, bars, and restaurants. Concerts and traditional dance events are also periodically held here to entertain the public. After learning some of the history of Yerevan and climbing some 572 stairs up the Cascade, you will unveil the extraordinary beauty of the city on the background of the majestic Mount Ararat. Here you will be more than welcome to use the escalators inside the Cascade Art Center, to assist you in enjoying the modern art pieces in the galleries.

Yerevan: Best of Walking Tour

2. Yerevan: Best of Walking Tour

Are you thinking of visiting Yerevan? Once in a lifetime, you must visit the majestic and royal city of Yerevan, which offers a long list of museums, buildings, markets, and top attractions. Among Yerevan's top attractions is Republic Square, which is only the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Armenian history. Get stunned by the streets full of history and its beautiful atmosphere. Prepare to experience Armenia in a whole new way. Discover the secrets and interesting facts about one of the world's oldest capitals with a charismatic local guide.

Yerevan: Private City Tour with Carpet Museum Workshop

3. Yerevan: Private City Tour with Carpet Museum Workshop

After being collected from your centrally-located accommodation, you will begin your guided tour of Armenia’s beloved capital, the city of Yerevan. Legend says that the first word Noah pronounced as he exited the ark was “Yerevats”, translated as “it is seen”. This refers to the land he supposedly saw after the huge flood, which was later changed to “Yerevan”. You can find information on the history of city in the Yerevan History Museum, established in 1931. There are more than 87,000 cultural values in the museum which tell stories of the city which range from ancient times to the modern age. Afterwards, you will visit the handmade carpet factory “Megeryan”, where you will get acquainted with the culture of carpet weaving, which occupies a special place in the Armenian cultural system. Throughout this part of the excursion, you will take part in a master class of carpet weaving that will allow you to get acquainted with this traditional Armenian culture and all of its charm. Your tour will then take you to Tsitsernakaberd, the memorial of Armenian Genocide. Armenians from all over the world visit this memorial to honor their ancestors.

Yerevan: Self-Guided Tour for your Audio Device with Map

4. Yerevan: Self-Guided Tour for your Audio Device with Map

Discover the highlights in Yerevan with this audio tour that can be played on your smartphone device. Put in your earphones and immerse yourself in the city's rich history. Find your way around easily with the points of interest marked on your map. Download your tour while connected to the internet and use the downloaded audio files and map offline to save your data. Walk through the streets of Yerevan to see sights like the Aram Khachaturian House Museum, which covers the life and work of the renowned 20th century composer. Admire the singing fountains of Republic Square and the fantastic artistic creations in the Sculpture Park. Hear the history behind the monuments to Alexander Tamanyan and Avetik Isahakyan. Soak up the vibe on Ring Boulevard. See the statue that represents the friendship between Yerevan and its sister city Carara. Discover stunning religious architecture at the Holy Mother of Kathoghike Church, the Zoravor Surp Astvatsatsin Church, the Blue Mosque and the Saint Sarkis Church. Uncover th secrets Old Yerevan and explore Mesrop Mashtots Avenue. Find out about local art at the Yerjan Museum of Contemporary Art, Children’s Art Museum, the Stanislavsky Russian Drama Theatre, the Moscow Cinema, and the Khachkar Stonemasons Workshop.

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