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Yerevan is one of those cities which can boast with its antiquity. The formation of the city dates back to 782 BC. This is the period when the legendary Rome not existed yet. The City was founded by the king of Urartian – Argishti I. There was built the Fortress of Erenbuni on the hill of Arin-Berd. The name of the city – Yerevan comes from the name of the fortress.
Yerevan since ancient times takes an important place in the cultural, economic, political and spiritual life of the Armenian people.
The City bravely withstood invasion of conquerors: Arabs, Turks Seljuks, and Persians. Most of the entire city was suffered by the invasion of Shah Abbas I in 1604. The nature not regretted the city and in 1679 a strong earthquake destroyed the main part of the city. But the monuments of ancient civilization still exist and attract visitors from over the world.
Yerevan becomes the capital for Armenian people in the 20th century, in 1920. Until 1936 the city was called Erivan, and after already Yerevan.
In the creation of contemporary architecture, the enormous role played by renowned architect Alexander Tamanian. If you look on Yerevan from the plane, you will notice that the city is built in the form of the sun. From a large circle diverges streets in the form of rays. In the construction of buildings Tamanian had used pink stone of volcanic origin – tuff. The city is saturated with the pink color that it is often called “Pink City.” Area of the modern capital is about 300 m. km . And completely is located on the valley of Ararat.
Nowaday the population is about 1,067 ml. people. The capital is a major transportation hub, not only in Armenia, but also throughout the Caucasus. International airports of “Zvartnots ” and ” Erebuni” are serving a huge number of passengers . They are operated domestic and international flights. There are constructed additional modern terminals in the recent years.
Sights and monuments of the city fascinates the visitors, they are unique, beautiful and memorable.
Main attractions of Yerevan are: Grand Cascade, the monument of David Susan, State Art Gallery, which combines 20,000 unique exhibits of Armenian culture.
Matenadaren – the so -called “stacks” that combines ancient manuscripts, not only in the Armenian language , but also in Latin, Russian, Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian , and many other languages .
Others also important and interesting place to explore: Republic Square, Victory Park, Fortress Erenburi, Armenian Genocide Museum, the Museum of Alexander Tamanian, Erenbuni Museum, Museum of Aram Khachaturian, the History Museum of Armenia, Sergey Parajanov Museum, Opera and Ballet Theatre, Church of STs. Sargis, Church of ST. Astvatsatsin, Church of ST. Katoghike Tsitsernakaberd . . .
You can come to this wonderful city and get acquainted with the sights, the culture, the history, architecture, folklore, Armenian cuisine. You can rent a car from a company Naniko. Car Rental in Yerevan from Naniko is the best way to get rid of problems related to transport.