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Top Choice Monastery in Geghard Monastery

Geghard Monastery

Named after the holy lance that pierced Christ’s side at the crucifixion, this World Heritage–listed monastery is carved out of the rock face of the Azat River Gorge. Legend has it as founded in the 4th century and …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Yerevan

Cafesjian Center for the Arts

Housed in a vast flight of stone steps known as the Cascade, this arts centre is one of the city's major cultural attractions. Originally conceived in the 1920s by Soviet architect Alexander Tamanyan as part of his …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Yerevan

Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve

This archaeological site dates from 782 BC, three decades before Rome was established. It gives an excellent insight into daily life in the palace of Argishti I, one of the greatest kings of Urartu. At the foot of t…
Top Choice Memorial in Yerevan

Armenian Genocide Memorial & Museum

Commemorating the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1922, this institution offers a powerful museum experience similar to that of Israel's Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum). Designed by architects…
Top Choice Museum in Yerevan

History Museum of Armenia

Its simply extraordinary collection of Bronze Age artefacts make this museum Armenia's preeminent cultural institution and an essential stop on every visitor's itinerary. Many of the items were excavated at the Necr…
Top Choice International in Yerevan

The Club

Fusing western Armenian and French cuisine, the menu at this fashionable basement restaurant includes salads, traditional village dishes such as dolma (meat, rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and manti (meat ra…
Top Choice Armenian in Gyumri

Cherkezi Dzor

Popular with Russian officers from the nearby army base, this restaurant is a great summer choice. Seating is in open pavilions surrounding the fish pools where your dinner will be caught to order. Those in the know…
Top Choice Armenian in Yerevan

Anteb

Serving 'western Amenian' dishes that are very similar to those enjoyed in Turkey, this is one of the most popular eateries in the city centre. The decor and service are without frills, but this doesn't matter – eve…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Yerevan

In Vino

Our favourite of the wine bars that have recently opened in Yerevan, In Vino flaunts its Italianophile leanings but manages to do so without alienating supporters of Armenian produce. The range of Italian wines, che…
Top Choice Italian in Yerevan

Ankyun

Ask local foodies to nominate the best Italian food in town, and they inevitably choose this place. The chef uses seasonal ingredients to create pizzas, antipasti, pasta, grills and excellent versions of classic des…