Yerevan



Yerevan, the capital of Armenia is situated on the Hrazdan river, on the western side of the country, close to the border with Turkey. The city is characterised by large Soviet style boulevards and a fairly compact centre that makes exploring the city on foot, an easy task.


The city has numerous cafes, restaurants bars and nightclubs and many upmarket shops. Many modern buildings along its tree-lined streets have been constructed in traditional Armenian styles, often with a pink coloured, local stone.


Just outside Yerevan, there are some of the country’s most interesting sights. Geghard Monastery which was founded around the 4th Century, is carved out of the local rocks with the main part of the building being constructed in 12th-13th centuries. Garni Temple was built by King Trdat I around the 1st century AD and was dedicated to the pagan sun god Mitra.



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