Yerevan is one of the oldest cities of the world, a peer of Rome, Cartagena and Samarqand. The word < Yerevan> means
Unlike many other cities, the date of the foundation of which is moot or, in the best case, is obscured by myths and legends and thus subject to guesswork, Yerevan has a
The hearth of the city is Republic Square. It is famous for its architecture. The Foreign Office, the hotel Armenia, the Council of Ministers form a beautiful ensemble. In the centre of it towering over it stands a magnificent building. It houses the Museum of History of Armenia, and National Art Gallery. The warm color of tuff and stone-carvings make them really remarkable. In front of the National Gallery there is a singing-dancingl fountain the present of French Republic to Armenia.
The cultural centre of the city is Theatre Square on the site of which the Opera-house is located. It overlooks a green area of parks. Not far from Theatre Square one of the most impressive landmarks of Yerevan-Matenadaran, the depository of ancient manuscripts and a library is located.
The city is surrounded by hills and mountains. If you climb to the top of the hill you'll see a sweeping panorama.
If shopping gives you pleasure you can visit different department stores or a row of fashionable boutiques and shop till you drop. If you are very tired you can call in at any cafe or Pizza or have tasty ice-cream. There are many working markets in Yerevan. They look like real still-life. If you enjoy oriental markets you will feel the charm of Armenian markets.
Yerevan is a city of students. There are more than 20 higher educational institutions in Yerevan. YEREVAN IS A VERY HOSPITABLE CITY. NOWHERE IN THE WORLD YOU’ll FIND SUCH TRADITIONS OF RECEIVING GUESTS.