Armenia’s capital city, Yerevan, boasts of many things – beautiful architecture, quaint cobbled alleys, bustling cafes and restaurants that serve finger-licking good Armenian food. One captivating fact about the city is that it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world! Yerevan has a history that dates back to the 8th century! And if you are keen on visiting this little Armenian gem, here are:
9 fascinating things to know before visiting Yerevan:
1. You can shop for money in Yerevan
In Yerevan, you can exchange currency not just at banks but at supermarkets as well! Supermarket chains like SAS will assist you with exchanging your Dollars, Euros, Pounds or AEDs for Armenian Dram.
2. You can muse at Yerevan’s many museums
Yerevan plays host to over 50 museums! Some must-visit ones include the interesting History Museum of Armenia, the heart-wrenching Armenian Genocide Museum, the archaeological Erebuni Museum and the intoxicating Ararat Cognac Museum.
3. You can gulp down some smooth cognac!
Yerevan is home to a production unit of Armenia’s national drink, the famous Ararat cognac! The Yerevan Brandy Company located in the city is a must-visit for all cognac enthusiasts.
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4. You can shop at a huge, open-air, arts market
Yerevan is home to a beautiful open-air art and handicrafts market known as the Yerevan Vernissage. To shop for some traditional Armenian artwork such as handmade dolls, rugs, paintings, pottery, wood carvings, crockery, jewellery as well as travel souvenirs, head over to this market.
5. You can dress up like a royal for the opera!
Opened in 1933, the Yerevan Opera Theatre puts up fantastic, world class shows for its visitors. And although the theatre does not have a strict dress code, Yerevan denizens love to dress up for their night out at the opera. And we recommend you do the same. Leave your jeans and t-shirts behind and bring on the ball gowns and tuxedos.
6. You can be awestruck by the art at the subway stations!
Yerevan subway stations are beautiful! 10 in number, every single one of these 10 stations have been elaborately decorated- either with sculptures or paintings or both. These Yerevan subway stations are definitely a sight for sore eyes!
7. You can visit Yerevan for a pink hued vacation
Yerevan is known as Armenia’s Pink City. Many of the city’s prominent buildings, mostly located in the Kentron district, have been built using locally available volcanic rock that has hues of pink in it, thus leaving the city in a pink glow.
8. You will never be thirsty in Yerevan!
When the gorgeous city of Yerevan commemorated its 2,750th anniversary, it went all out and installed 2,750 drinking water fountains for its residents.
9. You will have no visa woes
UAE citizens listen up! Here’s some exciting information – you do not require a visa to visit Yerevan, Armenia! What’s stopping you now? Just book this awesome holiday package to Yerevan and enjoy your Armenian vacation to the fullest!
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