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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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