Yerevan, in Armenia, is a city of roughly 1,100,000 inhabitants.
From Yerevan, Tbilisi, Georgia is 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the north from here and Baku, Azerbaijan is 280 miles (451 kilometers) to the east.
If you want a great photo for your travel collection while you are in Yerevan don't miss Blue Mosque. This is one of those places that will stay in your memory long after you are back home. Remember, not only is this place outstandingly beautiful, it is also steeped in history.
Yerevan features a local botanical garden where you can listen to birdsong amid a diverse range of plants. In the manner of other botanical gardens in the country this special place is involved in preserving plant diversity.
For those who like local zoos, try to add Yerevan Zoo to your trip list and see animals great and small. Ask at the entrance about zoo-keeper presentations and get informed about some of the zoo’s more unusual species.
An old place of worship, one of the most popular of the many historic sites here, is the Sourp Krikor Lusavorich Cathedral. Enjoy the atmosphere of this captivating building, learn its history and realize why it is so popular with tourists.
Visit Yerevan’s proud fortifications to learn more about the region’s sometimes turbulent past. Spend an hour or two at the Erebuni Fortress, and check the signs and inscriptions to learn about what life was like here in the early days.
The Yerevan area boasts some fine civic spaces; Republic Square is one of the most popular. Bring that someone special and turn off your phone, this little patch of Yerevan is the place to spoil yourself for while.
Treat the family to Waterworld, the perfect place to let your hair down with the kids. Laugh, learn and discover at this must-see attraction for the young and the young at heart.
In this culture-rich city there are some remarkable museums, including the National Gallery of Armenia, where art and history lovers can see local exhibits. For those who love galleries and art museums, head here to relax and learn more about art and history.
For a great night out in Yerevan, reserve seats at the Yerevan Opera House, one of the region’s most popular live concert venues. Make a night of it and enjoy a few drinks and a meal at one of the local restaurants or bars.