Things to do in Yerevan

See the different architectural marvels of Yerevan.

Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia and also the cultural and artistic hub of the country. It is full of early Soviet, modern, and post-modern architectural wonders.


Things to do in Yerevan

Most of the main tourist attractions are concentrated in the city center and are easily walkable.
Kentron, Yerevan’s city center, is the prime tourist hub of the entire Armenia. Here you can find an eclectic variety of shops, stores, cafes, bars, and artistic venues.


Yerevan Opera House

The Opera House is located in the city center. It is one of the notable buildings in Yerevan with a notable architecture that you can’t miss. You can check it out and watch the outstanding performances of the Opera and Ballet Theater.


Yerevan Zoo

Yerevan Zoo is also another worthwhile holiday destination in the city. It is an expansive 35 hectares of land which showcases more than 200 species of animals from all over the world.


Shopping and Nightlife

When it comes to shopping and buying souvenirs, you can walk along Northern Avenue to find a line of shops and stores. Alternatively, you can also head to the Yerevan Mall, one of the main shopping centers in the city.
You can go bar hopping at night because there are lots of clubs, pubs, and bars that you can explore in the city center.


When to go to Yerevan

Because of the city’s continental semi-arid climate that is influenced by a mountain climate, Yerevan has hot, dry summers and chilly, snowy winters. August temperatures often reach up to 40°C (104°F) while the coldest January temperatures can plummet down to -15°C (5°F). Rainfall is minimal throughout the year.

Notable events in the city include the Vardavar, a pagan water festival held in summer; the Trndez, a pagan fire festival that takes place in February; and the Yerevan Birthday, a musical and theatric festival celebrated every second Saturday of October.


Things to do in Yerevan

Yerevan Facts

Population1 060 138
AirportZvartnots, Armenia (EVN)

Yerevan average temperatures

-3~2 °C -2~3 °C 11 °C 19 °C 12~24 °C 16~29 °C 19~33 °C 20~33 °C 17~28 °C 12~21 °C 6~13 °C -0~4 °C


Yerevan Opera House

Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet

In the middle of Freedom Square adjacent the beautiful Swan Lake, the Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet can be found. Inaugurated in 1939 and rebuilt in 1953 and 2002, this circular, dome-like building, designed by architect Alexander Tamanian, is probably the most beautiful structure in Yerevan. Inside the building you will find two auditoriums: the Aram Khatchaturian concert hall which is used for concerts and Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theater where the local opera company puts on amazing shows, often locally created. Make your way to their website to see what is playing when you are there!

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