Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. It has been the capital of Armenia since 1918.
The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by King Argishti I at the western extreme of the Ararat plain. By the late ancient Armenian Kingdom, new capital cities were established and Yerevan declined in importance. After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the First Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire arrived in the area. The city expanded during the 20th century as Armenia became part of the Soviet Union.
12:00 – Republic Square
12:45 – Opera Ballet Theatre
12:57 – Swan Lake
12:09 – Holy Mother of God Kathoghike Church
12:29 – House Museum of Alexander Spendiaryan
13:40 – State Museum of Literature and Art
14:40 – Lunch
14:57 – Mirzoyan Library
15:20 – Dalan Art Gallery and Cafe “Abovyan12”
17:00 – Cascade