You have planned to travel to Armenia, you have arrived in the Yerevan airport, you are full of expectations about your trip and still don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! We will help you with Yerevan travel advice. Here you can find top things to do in Yerevan.
Yerevan is quite a modern city which has places that are built in European style. So the whole city combines the two eras starting with Soviet times buildings and districts which slightly transform into a modern city with beautiful high buildings and clean, tidy parks.
1. Yerevan Water World
It is always hot in Yerevan so choose the hottest day and head to the Water World to cool yourself, relax and chill. The water park has 12 waterslides, 7 outdoor pools, 3 indoor pools and 2 children areas. It is great for a family, friends or just you alone. It could be a fantastic leisure time or a passive rest, which one is better for you? Anyway after the park you will feel fresh, cool, relaxed and happy! Because who doesn’t like water slides?
2. Lovers Park
Yerevan is home to numerous parks with green grass and tall shady trees, where you can sit on a bench and relax. Lovers park is the most popular and also happens to be one of the oldest parks in the city. It has ponds, waterfalls and hidden little green corners so it is a great, calm place mostly for a romantic date amongst lovers. Everything around you makes the scenery more and more charming so if you are planning to propose the love of your life, Lovers park is the perfect place!
One of the most interesting things to do in Yerevan today is attending the major museums.
Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is nearly 2800 years old and has had a lot of ups and downs. “The History Museum of Armenia” has a collection of over 400,000 objects, finds, documents, and a lot of other pieces and arguably is the best museum for those who are interested in the city and the entire country history. “National Gallery of Armenia” is a Yerevan must see! The largest collection of Armenian art can be found at the National Gallery of Armenia, though it displays work from numerous foreign artists as well. If you are fond of art don’t miss the chance to admire paintings of prominent artists.
Armenians celebrate numerous traditional festivals that reflect national and cultural features.
As we know Dolma is the best known Armenian national dish. Its simplest version is cabbage leaves filled with battered meat. But there are many different variations and ways of making dolma. The cabbage leaves can be replaced with pepper, eggplant, tomatoes and grapevine. Also the meat can be replaces with boiled lentil, beans and different types of corn. The main purposes of the festival are to make the world know about “Dolma” and to collect forgotten or rarely used recipes of “Dolma”. In 2017’s festival the participants made Dolma in record-breaking length (60m 44sm).
One of the most pleasant and satisfying festivals to celebrate on a hot sunny day is Water festival or so-called Vardavar. The main activity of the fest is pouring water on your family, friends, and everybody around you. People of all ages come to public lakes and fountains, get into them, and the whole city starts partying.
At the end of the day, when you feel exhausted just take a walk in the central part of the city. Walk down the Northern Avenue and enjoy different kinds of street art on your way. You will see many talented artists painting right there in the street’s corners. Singers, performers and people playing different musical instruments will entertain you.
But your final destination is going to be Republic Square where it is common to gather in the evenings and enjoy the colorful fountains which are dancing to the sound of music. It is quite relaxing and a perfect way to sum up your day.
If you need a comfortable transportation throughout your trip in Yerevan and other places in the country, you can rent a car in Armenia with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and make your journey easier faster and more pleasant.