Yerevan founded in 782 BC, so It is one of the oldest cities of the world. It survived centuries of foreign occupation, finally becoming independent with the fall of the Soviet Union.
In Soviet days, Yerevan became known as the Pink City due to the color of the stone from which it was built.

Even though the history of Yerevan dates back to the Erebuni fortress, little remains of what was small settlement saving the excavations at Hrazdan river gorge, Erebuni, Karmir Berd and Avan. These sites have been excavated, and the artefacts found are in museums today.

Many visitors will be surprised to know that Armenia is not just an outcrop of Christianity in the Caucasus, but was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. The king declared Christianity the state religion in 301AD. Christianity has been uninterruptedly practised in Armenia ever since in its own traditions.

If you want to walk in Yerevan, then here is the list of most interesting places for walking: Erebuni fortress, Republic Square, Northern Avenue, The Opera building and the Freedom Square, Cascades and Cafesjian Museum, Matenadaran, Blue Mosque.


Weather in Yerevan

Month Low/High Precip
September 19° / 30° 7%
October 10° / 21° 14%
November 4° / 13° 15%
December -2° / 5° 18%
January -6° / 2° 14%
February -4° / 5° 15%
March 2° / 13° 16%
April 9° / 20° 21%
May 12° / 25° 25%
June 16° / 29° 18%
July 23° / 34° 7%
August 25° / 34° 5%