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    Standing at the conjunction of past and present, Armenia, a country located in the crossroads of Asia and Europe, has indeed grasped enough attention on the world stage. Known as the ancient ‘Land of Noah’, the country is a hotbed of history, abundantly filled with stories of resilience, with historical sites dating back over a millennium, with beautiful scenery of Mount Ararat dominating the country’s skyline and heartwarming hospitality of locals putting you at ease. While every city in Armenia offers unusual historical sites and plenty of monasteries that beg exploration, the experience of touring the Armenia attractions is truly rewarding as it is exciting.

    While every part of the Armenia tourist attractions offers the kind of adventure you might be looking for, there's nothing as surprising as the delight of its capital city Yerevan which is too good to miss. Thanks to its rich historic and cultural heritage, unique architecture, fascinating landmarks, great museums and a thriving nightlife, the places to visit in Yerevan are fast becoming the topmost choices in the Armenia travel itineraries.

    Even though Armenia is a small country, often overlooked by travellers, there are all kinds of off-the-path and incredible Armenia tourist places and spots that are sure to catch your interest. Have a look at the best places to visit in Armenia along with the must-see Yerevan attractions below and gear up to make a new bucket list before you jet off on a memorable voyage to amazing Armenia!

    Top Tourist Places to Visit in Armenia and Yerevan:

    Republic Square

    Republic Square is the central town square in Yerevan the capital of Armenia. It consists of two sections an oval roundabout and a trapezoid-shaped section which contains a pool with musical fountains. The square is surrounded by five major buildings built in pink and yellow tufa in the neoclassical style with extensive use of Armenian motifs. This..

    Dilijan National Park

    Dilijan National Park is one of the four national parks of Armenia. Occupying an area of 240 km², it is located in the north-eastern Tavush Province of Armenia. Your Armenia stay is incomplete if you don’t relax in Dillijan National Park. Dillijan is a charming resort town in the wooded hilly region of picture perfect north of Armenia. You can walk..

    Haghartsin Monastery Complex

    Haghartsin (Armenian ) is a 13th-century monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It was built between the 10th and 13th centuries (in the 12th under Khachatur of Taron) much of it under the patronage of the Bagratuni Dynasty.

    Geghard Monastery

    Geghard Monastery or (Airivank) was founded in 4th century. Geghardavank is a holy place, where the spear by which Jesus Christ was pierced on the cross by Roman soldier, is kept. The monastery is designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacen..

    Mother Armenia monument

    Mother Armenia is a female personification of Armenia. Her most public visual rendering is a monumental statue in Victory Park overlooking the capital city of Yerevan Armenia. Mother Armenia has a height of 22 metres (72 ft) thus making the overall height of the monument 51 metres (167 ft) including the pedestal. The statue is built of hammered cop..

    Cascade Complex

    The Cascade is a giant stairway made of limestone in Yerevan Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhoodCascade Yerevan is the beating heart of the city. It is where the youth gathers for drinks it is where all open-air concerts are held it is where you can capture the best panorama of Yerevan. Cascades ben..

    Armenian Opera Theatre

    Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan in Yerevan was officially opened on 20 January 1933 It consists of two concert halls the Aram Khatchaturian concert hall with 1400 seats and the Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theatre with 1200 seats.Since it was opened the Armenian National Op..

    Megerian Carpet Museum

    You will see on display an array of Antique and one of a kind rugs and carpets at the museum from the private collections of the Megerian family.

    Vernissage Market

    You can find in Vernissage the best examples of Armenian folk art unique jewelry exclusive handmade masterpieces craftsmanship. Visit Vernissage pavilion in Tashir street shopping gallery and take a piece of Armenia with you.

    Garni Temple

    Garni Temple is in a very strategic location, on a cliff, overlooking a range of the Geghama Mountains and Azat River near the Ararat Plain. Built in mid-1st century CE, the temple survived the destruction of pagan temples and countless invasions until its collapse in 1679 CE. It is best known structure and symbol of pre Christian Armenia. The temp..


    The Armenian Genocide memorial complex is Armenias official memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan. Every year on 24 April the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day thousands of Armenians gather at the memorial to commemorate the victims of the genocide. The people who gather i..

    Sharambeyan Street

    Tsaghkadzor ski resort

    Tsaghkadzor Ski Resort is a sports and tourists facilities located just above the Armenian town of Tsaghkadzor of Kotayk Province approximately 60 km north east of the capital Yerevan and the Zvartnots International Airport. It was opened in 1986 adjacent to the Tsaghkadzor Olympic Sports Complex.

    Lake Sevan

    Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude Alpine lakes in Eurasia as well as a popular summer beach destination. It has many resorts, cabanas, fish restaurants and other attractions for visitors. Lake Sevan is at an altitude of 1,900 meters and located 70kms from Yerevan. One can visit Sevanavank Mona..

    Yerevan State University

    Victory Bridge

    Residence of the President of the Republic of Armenia

    Hayravank Monastery

    Khor Virap Monastery

    The Khor Virap (meaning "deep well") is an Armenian monastery located in the picturesqe Ararat mountains in Armenia, near the closed border with Turkey. Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned here for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first offici..

    Areni Wine Factory

    Wine heaven in Armenia. visit to historical Areni Winery and have a tour in wine storage .Accompanied with wine tasting at personal cost

    Swan Lake

    Situated in Yerevan less than 1 km from Armenian Opera and Ballet Theatre and a 12-minute walk from Republic Square Swan lake features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property features city and mountain views and i

    Noratus cemetery

    Noratus cemetery also spelled Noraduz is a medieval cemetery with many early khachkars located in the village of Noratus Gegharkunik marz near Gavar and Lake Sevan 90 km north of Yerevan.


    Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu River near the town of Yeghegnadzor Armenia. The gorge is known for its tall sheer brick-red cliffs directly across from the monastery. The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin church which grants access to the seco..

    Armenian Genocide Museum


    Sevanavank is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia not far from the town of Sevan. Initially the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of Lake Sevan which started in the era of Joseph Stalin the water level fell a..

    Zoravor Surp Astvatsatsin Church

    Zoravor Surp Astvatsatsin Church is the oldest surviving church in Yerevan. It was previously known as Surp Astvatsatsin. However the name Zoravor was added because the church was home to the 13th century bible of Zoravor.

    Echmiadzin Monastery

    Mount Aragats

    Mount Aragats is an isolated four-peaked volcano massif in Armenia. Its northern summit at 4090 m above sea level is the highest point of the Lesser Caucasus and Armenia. It is also one of the highest points in the Armenian Highlands.

    Areni cave

    The Areni-1 cave complex is a multicomponent site and late ChalcolithicEarly Bronze Age ritual site and settlement located near the Areni village in southern Armenia along the Arpa River.The Areni-1 cave complex is a multicomponent site and late ChalcolithicEarly Bronze Age ritual site and settlement located near the Areni village in southern Armen..

    Haghartsin Monastery

    Haghartsin is a 13th-century monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It was built between the 10th and 13th centuries much of it under the patronage of the Bagrationi Dynasty.

    Zvartnots International Airport

    Republic Square Yerevan

    Republic Square is the central town square in Yerevan the capital of Armenia. It consists of two sections an oval roundabout and a trapezoid-shaped section which contains a pool with musical fountains. The square is surrounded by five major buildings built in pink and yellow tufa in the neoclassical style with extensive use of Armenian motifs. This..

    Cathedral of Aruch

    Tatev Monastery

    Tatev Monastery, famous for medieval Armenian architecture was constructed in the 9th-13th centuries. Tatev collected taxes from hundreds of villages, making it a rich monastery and educational institute. You will have a feeling of Wow when you visit first this 9th century Armenia Apostolic Monastery. This hilltop with amazing view Monastery is loc...

    Tsaghkadzor Winter Ski Resort

    You ride the highest cable car in the world to reach here. Tsakhadzor means the Gorge of Flowers. During the Soviet years it was famous all over the country for its mountain-skiing slopes, healthy climate, thick woods and mineral water springs. The world’s highest Cable car is located here. There are a lot of children's summer camps and rest homes

    Noravank Monastery

    This architectural beauty of Armenia reflects the treasury of Armenian religious art. Here are the most beautiful cross stones of one of the famous masters - Momik. If you love exploring the old historical structures then Noravank Monastery may surprise you. Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow gorg...

    Yerevan Cascades

    The Cascade is a giant stairway made of limestone in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Ketron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. Designed by architects Jim Torosyan, Aslan Mkhitaryan, and Sargis Gurzadyan the construction of the cascade started in 1971 and was partially completed in 1980. The Cascade is a happening place for both...

    Matenadaran Museum

    The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, commonly referred to as the Matenadaran, is a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum in Yerevan, Armenia. If you are lover of history and the manuscripts then Matenadaran is certainly for you. But if you are not then also you should go there as the museum hosts world’s ...

    Yerevan Metro

    Officially Karen Demirchyan Yerevan Subway, colloquially known as the Yerevan Metro, is a rapid transit system that serves the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. Yerevan metro system started in 1981 and like most old soviet metros it has quite deep stations. Yerevan metro covers approximately 13 km and serves 10 stations. However introduction of new mini...

    Wings of Tatev - Double Track Cable Car

    Wings of Tatev is a 5.7 km cableway between Halidzor and the Tatev monastery in Armenia. The longest double track cable car in the world is 5752m (18,871 ft.) and it is in Armenia. Armenia achieved this in 2010 when this longest cable car was opened and was put in the record books for its length. Construction was finished on 16 October 2010. So far...

    Khosrov Forest Reserve

    Khosrov forest reserve was established in 1958 and Khosrov is 20 KM from Yerevan located nearby Ararat valley in Ararat province of Armenia also on south of Garni temple. Spread over 23000 hectares of mountain terrain it has over 1900 species of high vascular plants which includes 24 endemic species. Khosrov forest reserve also has over 280 animal...

    Gnishik Canyon

    Canyons may look dead but they if you go deep into them you will find great liveliness in those rocks. Gnishik in Armenia is nature’s delight. First to get to Gnishik village from where you can trek to the canyon it would take around 2 hours drive from Yerevan. Gnishik village, Gnishik river and of course Gnishik canyon. Till you reach the village ...

    Old Khndzoresk Cave Village

    Khndzoresk is in Syunik, south east of Armenia. The village got its name from the mountain Khor Dzor on which steep slope the village is located. The village is located at 1580m above sea level. The village is famous for taking part in the liberation movement of David Bek. The fortress of Khndzoresk served as a military base for Mkhitar Sparapet in...

    Etchmiadzin Cathedral

    Echmiadzin is ancient capital of Armenia and is Echmiadzin is the residence of the Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians and the centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat, Armenia. According to scholars it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia, and is considered the oldest cathedral in the world. Every se...

    Genocide Memorial Complex

    Tsitsernakaberd is an official memorial in Yerevan, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Armenia is, unfortunately, known to the world because of the Armenian Genocide. This tragedy happened to the nation by the hands of the Turkish Ottoman Empire in the beginning of the 20th century

    Amberd Fortress

    Amberd is a 7th-century fortress located 2,300 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers in the province of Aragatsotn, Armenia. This fortress among several others in Armenia is sitting at the altitude of 2300 metres above sea level. The way to this fortress on mount Aragats has gentl...

    Wine Tour in Armenia

    Wine Tour Armenia has a rich history of wine making - a home for the world’s oldest and many new wineries. Wine Tour can last for 7 days offering various types of winery experiences, gastronomic tour and trekking combined with village tour where the wine festival is held.

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