The city that is 29 years older than Rome is known today for breaking all stereotypes: the past is in absolute harmony with the present, and the traditional East goes hand in hand with the modern West.
Yerevan – a City that Shatters Stereotypes
Logically, you may start your travel in Armenia from Yerevan. The capital city is one of the most ancient cities in the world with a rich history and incredible atmosphere. The city that is 29 years older than Rome is known today for breaking all stereotypes: the past is in absolute harmony with the present, and the traditional East goes hand in hand with the modern West. Despite how old the city is, Yerevan still looks very young. Concrete jungles of multi-story houses are mixed with the warmth of old masonry featuring the shade of the tuff granting Yerevan the title of the “Pink City”.
There is no rush in Yerevan: employees of city cafes slowly trim the lawns and serve visitors coffee who leisurely leaf through magazines or their gadgets. Morning yoga classes turn into evening folk dances at the Cascade.
Yerevan is an “open air museum” – there’s much to see and explore. In the streets you will find works of the best artists in the modern world – from massive sculptures in parks to the brilliant creations of contemporary painters, ceramists and jewelers at flea markets.
Nightlife in Yerevan beckons with performances and musicians of all types; classical, folk, jazz, and night club music. Do not miss out on the opportunity to see the show of singing fountains, enjoy the wine bars along Saryan Street, and taste the delicious local food in authentic restaurants or fast food spots. Street food joints that offer tjvjik, kebab, and khorovats are always there to fill you up. And, last but not least, make sure you find a local friend via social networks who will unveil all the secrets of our ancient but still modern city with you.