Top 5 Must Do's in YerevanEdit This
The Armenian culture has celebrated their country's independence by opening their arms and hearts and renovating and creating stunning structures for both locals and tourists to enjoy. On that note, there is plenty to see and do in Yerevan. So which ones are a must? Take World66's list of Yerevan must do's with you while vacationing here. You certainly won't regret it.
A visit to Yerevan could not be complete without an adventure to The Cascade. Originally constructed in the 1970s, the stairwell is remindful of a river “cascade.” The stairs connect a WWI monument located at the top of the hill with Haghtantak Park, situated at the bottom, and from behind the hill is a wonderful neighborhood called Monument. The white stairwell leads visitors past beautiful flower gardens and shooting fountains as they climb to the top. For those who aren’t up for hiking the 100 plus staircase, an elevator is located at the bottom of The Cascade to take visitors to view the breathtaking landscape of Yerevan and Mt. Ararat in the backdrop. Certainly well worth the trek. Be thankful this structure was never completed.
The Tsakhkadzor resort area is a perfect place whether enjoying skiing in winter, or picnicking and hiking during summer. Located 1,840 feet above sea level, the Tsakhkadzor, meaning “gorge of flowers,” is located among rolling forests and mountains, ideal for the outdoor lover. Situated only a short distance from Yerevan, Tsakhkadzor is popular among tourists, but considering the environment, it should be.
Vernissage Flea Market
The Vernissage flea market has everything you could want or possibly imagine. Tucked behind Republic Square on Nalbandyan Street, visitors will discover wood, stone, and ceramic sculptures, along with paintings, jewelry, lace, books and carpets. Even old razor blades can be found on a vendor’s sales table. Bargaining is welcome, but not all vendors come down on the price. Keep your wallet close, though, because pickpocketers can, sadly, be impressively good.
Every archaeology enthusiast will certainly need to spend an afternoon at Erebuni Town-Fortress. Beyond the history that the hallow walls hold, the fortress has a number of artifacts in bronze, stone, glass, and various other mediums that encompass the past. When your adventure leads here, make sure you have a camera handy.
Before departing Yerevan, visitors must behold the monument Tsitsernakaberd. Meaning "Fortress of Swallows" this site, located on a hillside above Yerevan, is populated with hundreds of swallows. The monument was constructed as a memorial to the 1915 Armenian Genocide. On April 24, hundreds of Yerevanian locals gather to remember the victims of this event during the reign of the Turkish Government. The monument consists of 12 slabs that create a circle, and within the circle is the eternal flame forever symbolizing both the national rebirth of Armenia as well as the souls who will never be forgotten. A truly sad, yet honorable site.
February 02, 2010 change by schitti