If you’ve ever wanted to experience the intense beauty and unique personality that Armenia offers, then Yerevan should be your next destination.
It’s one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, with a history that dates to 782 BC. With Mount Ararat visible on the horizon on a clear day, you will find nature, history, and culture come together here in perfect harmony.
You’ll find several galleries, libraries, and museums are available to help you explore this history. Some of the buildings in Yerevan are dated to the 13th century, with many even centuries older than that. If you can only make time to visit one location, make it be the Cafesjian Museum of Art. The views from the garden terrace are something that you won’t want to miss.
Another stop that should be a top priority is the Katoghike Tsirnavor Church of Avan. It’s the oldest structure surviving in the city, with construction started around 591 AD. It served as a church for 10 years and then was transformed into a monastery.
If you love a good outdoor adventure, then consider taking one of the summit trails up Mount Ararat. Late summer excursions are the easiest, though there will still be a glacier to navigate for the last 400 meters year-round. It is usually a 2- or 3-day trek to summit the mountain and you can rent horses before the climb. Permits and a certified guide are required and may take 2 months to complete.
A visit to Yerevan can unlock many memorable opportunities for you to enjoy. Start planning your adventure today for an experience you will not soon forget.