Modern Yerevan

Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world’s oldest cities.

The name of Yerevan comes from
1. In one old documents <<Girq Grqots>> the city’s name was first mentioned as Yerevan the 7th century AD

2. According to one theory the name of Yerevan derived from the king’s name Yerevan the 4th the founder of the city Yervandashat.

3. Another theory claims that the name Yerevan originated from the name Erebuni.

Yerevan developing day by day. Our city has many beautiful and
attractive places.

Republic Square is the large central town square in Yerevan.
The oval shaped square has a stone pattern in the centre, meant to look like a traditional Armenian rug from above. The large dancing water fountains are located at the northern forehead of the square in front of the National Gallery.

The Cascade is a giant stairway in Yerevan. In addition to stairs has multiple levels with fountains and sculptures. Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps is an escalator going the length of the complex. There are also rooms connected to some of the landings along the escalators which comprise the  Gafesjian Museum of Art.

The Cafesjian Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary art to Armenia and presenting the best of Armenian culture to the world. Inspired by the vision of its founder, an Amercian philanthropist of Armenian origin Mr. Gerard L. Cafesjian.

National Gallery of Armenia. The floors above the National History Museum contain the National Picture Gallery. Start by taking the elevator to the top, then descend through the huge collection of Russian, Armenian, and European works.

Matenadaran is an ancient manuscript repository located in Yerevan. It holds one of the world’s richest depositories of medieval manuscriots and books which span a broad range of subjects, including history, philosophy, medicine, literature, art history and cosmography in Armenian. and many other languages.

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