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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 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…
Top Choice Cafe in Yerevan

Gemini

With the look and feel of a Parisian boulevard cafe, Gemini keeps its band of regulars happy with the city's best coffee (we love both the Armenian and iced varieties) as well as a variety of crepes (the Nutella is …
Museum in Yerevan

Mother Armenia Military Museum

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