Top ChoiceMemorial in Yerevan

Armenian Genocide Memorial & Museum

Armenian Genocide Memorial & Museum

Commemorating the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1922, this institution uses photographs, documents, reports and films to deliver a powerful museum experience similar to that of Israel's...

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History Museum of Armenia

History Museum of Armenia

Its simply extraordinary collection of Bronze Age artefacts make this museum Armenia's pre-eminent cultural institution and an essential stop on every visitor's itinerary. Many of the items were excavated at the...

Top ChoiceArts Centre in Yerevan

Cafesjian Center for the Arts

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...

Museum in Yerevan

Sergei Parajanov Museum

For something totally unique, head to this museum near Hrazdan Gorge. Crammed with collages, drawings, photographs and assemblages created by the experimental film-maker best known for his 1969 film Sayat Nova...

Museum in Yerevan

Matenadaran

Standing at the top of Yerevan’s grandest avenue, this cathedral-like manuscript library is a source of enormous pride to all Armenians. The first matenadaran (book depository) for Armenian texts was built by...

Square in Yerevan

Republic Square

From dawn till late into the night, Republic Sq is Yerevan's focal point and beating heart. Designed by architect Alexander Tamanyan as part of his 1924 urban plan for the city and originally named after Vladimir...

Museum in Yerevan

Centre of Popular Creation

Its somewhat esoteric name means that many visitors to Yerevan overlook this museum. This is a great shame, as it is home to the best folk-art collection in the country and is well worth a visit. Spread over two...

Museum in Yerevan

Martiros Sarian Museum

This museum preserves the studio and some of the works of 20th-century painter Martiros Sarian, known for his vibrant colour-saturated canvases. On the 3rd floor, Sarian's work portrays his travels to Egypt,...

Museum in Yerevan

Yervand Kochar Museum

Though small, this fascinating museum does a great job of documenting the life and work of the prolific Armenian painter and sculptor. The museum showcases works created throughout Kochar’s career, including...

Gallery in Yerevan

National Gallery of Armenia

Housed on the top floors of the History Museum, Armenia's foremost art gallery holds a large but somewhat underwhelming collection of European and Russian art. Its major draw is the collection of Armenian art...

Gallery in Yerevan

Modern Art Museum of Yerevan

When it opened in 1972, this was the first specialised museum of contemporary and modern art in the Soviet Union, and a source of enormous pride for the Armenian avant-garde. Many prominent local artists of the...

Museum in Yerevan

Levon's Divine Underground

All Tosya Arakelyan wanted was for her husband Levon to build her a potato cellar. What she got in return was an extremely intricate seven-level underground cave network built over 23 years with only simple...

Church in Yerevan

Katoghike

The tiny 13th-century chapel incongruously known as the Katoghike (Cathedral) nestles beside the recently constructed Surp Anna Church. It has a fascinating history: the only Yerevan church to survive a...

Church in Yerevan

Zoravor Church

Through a dalan (archway) on Parpetsi St tucked between Soviet apartment blocks is a late-17th-century church on the site of a 9th- to 13th-century monastery. Renovations were performed as recently as the 1990s...

Archaeological Site in Yerevan

Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve

Erebuni Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve

This archaeological site dates from 782 BC, three decades before Rome was established. It gives insight into daily life in the palace of Argishti I, one of the greatest kings of Urartu. At the foot of the hill, a...

Museum in Yerevan

Mother Armenia Military Museum

There's symbolism aplenty in this huge 22m-high memorial above the Cascade. Mother Armenia's stern visage, military stance and massive sword project a clear message: Armenia has had its fill of invasions,...

Museum in Yerevan

Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum

This museum celebrates the life and work of the extraordinary writer, translator and humanist who is often described as Armenia’s greatest poet. The museum includes exhibits about his works, photographs and...

Cathedral in Yerevan

Surp Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral

Built to celebrate 1700 years of Christianity in Armenia and consecrated in 2001, this is the largest cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The complex, which has a prominent location atop a hill on the...

Mosque in Yerevan

Blue Mosque

There has been a mosque on this site since 1765, but like the other eight or so mosques that operated in Yerevan at the beginning of the 20th century it was closed during the Soviet era. Reconstructed in the late...