Yerevan originally became the capital of Armenia in 1918 but it was only after the USSR was dismantled that Yerevan became the capital of the Republic of Armenia on 21st September 1991. Yerevan is the country’s largest city with a population of approximately 1,073,700.
The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century transforming itself from a provincial town within the Russian Empire to a principal cultural, artistic, and industrial centre, as well as becoming the seat of national government.
In recent times, Yerevan has seen the multiplication of restaurants, shops, and street cafes all being developed which were very rare during Soviet times.
Despite the instability in its early years of unrest and war, Yerevan now boasts being in the top 10 safest cities in the world, which makes it an extremely popular holiday destination.
It has a majority of luxury hotels, modern restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs.
Tourist attractions include the dancing fountains of the Republic Square, the State Opera House, the Cascade comple, the ruins of Urartian city of Erebuni, the historical site of Karmir Blur and more.
Visible from any area in the capital, the main symbol of Yerevan is the biblical Mount Ararat.
There is an extensive nightlife scene with a variety of night clubs, street cafes, jazz faces, tea houses, casinos, pubs, karaoke clubs and restaurants.
Other popular entertainment centres in the city include the Yerevan zoo, Yerevan Circus and Yerevan Water World.
Yerevan truly has become a tourist attraction that is an essential “must be experienced” city.