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Yerevan - Capital of Armenia
Yerevan Republic Square
Matenadaran - Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
History Museum
National Art Gallery
Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial
Parajanov Museum
Martiros Saryan Museum
Children Art Gallery
Centre of Popular Creation
Freedom Square
Cascade
Vernissage - outdoor paintings market
Outdoor handcrafts market
Yerevan Brandy Factory
Echmiadzin
Shushi
Zvartnots
Musaler
Metsamor
Garni
Geghard
Lake Sevan
Noratus
Sanahin
Sanahin Monastery
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
Haghpat
Akhtala
Dilijan
Haghartsin
Goshavank
Ijevan
Khor Virap
Noravank
Jermuk
Sisian
Karahunj - ancient astrological observatory
Shake waterfall
Ughtasar rock images
Goris
Tatev Monastery
Devils Bridge
Khndzoresk - cave habitat
Museum of Aksel Bakunts
Ashtarak
Oshakan
Amberd
Mount Aragats
Saghmosavank
Hovhannavank
Bjni
Tsakhkadzor
Yereruyk
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 Yerevan - Capital of Armenia
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Yerevan ArmeniaLike many Armenian capitals throughout millenniums, Yerevan is located in the Araratian plain, and a breathtaking view of the Holy Mount Ararat brings its kind presence to every corner of the city. Emerging from Ancient Castle of Erebuni, which was founded in 782 BC by Armenian king Argishti the First, the son of Menua, Yerevan is 29 years older then Rome and ornamented with inviting squares and splendid museums, galleries and spirited with theatres, universities, restaurants, cafes and parks it is younger than many Western capitals.

Yerevan occupies 227 square km and is 865 to 1390 m above sea level. Yerevan is leaning over a few hills and is cut into two parts by the gorge of Hrazdan River, the only river that has Lake Sevan as its source and which eventually joins Arax River. At the moment Yerevan is home for over one million people.
In 1924 architect Alexander Tamanyan designed today's general plan of the city. The buildings in the city were initially designed so that Mount Ararat could be seen from every building. Also the main highways in the city were designed so that, if continued mentally they would lead to Ararat.

Yerevan is acclaimed for its excellent water, for its hospitable people and of course for the fabulous view of Ararat. The sense of Ararat's presence in this city and numerous remarkable churches in Yerevan has attracted many pilgrims. For instance Russian tsar (king) Nikolas the 1st has made a pilgrimage to Yerevan in 1837. He waited in Yerevan for 3 days to see the snow covered top of the Holy Mountain, however Ararat, timid as sometimes he is, was covered by clouds and the tsar had to leave Yerevan without having a glimpse of him"¦
Because Yerevan has aged with its people, it is a city full of profound emotions of hope, of faith and love as its people, who have their secret techniques of hospitality and of sharing their city and tourists come across new friends in this welcoming city!

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