The location of Yerevan itself is one of many reasons for people from around the globe to visit the city because it lies on the feet of the biblical Mount Ararat, forming the shape of a Roman amphitheater. In the shadow of Mount Ararat, a young techno scene has been blossoming in Yerevan over the last few years.
Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, coming in at 2800 years old. Over the centuries, the city has had an important role in the economic, social, and political life of Armenia.
Tourism in Armenia is developing year by year, and Yerevan is the country’s major tourist destination. The city has many modern architectural structures, hotels, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Zvartnots airport, which has recently been beautifully renovated, receives a growing number of tourists from all over the world. Furthermore, Yerevan is home to dozens of museums, art galleries, and libraries.
If you’re an international festival goer arriving in Yerevan, check out our Travel Guide.
Armenia is a friendly and open country for tourists. Citizens from a number of countries can get an Armenian tourist visa at the border with no preparation, while others don’t have any need for that. This section provides you with information on the passport and visas requirements. Here's a list of helpful links:
– List of countries whose nationals are unilaterally exempted from the requirement of obtaining a visa.– List of countries, with which Armenia has a visa-free regime according to bilateral and multilateral agreements.– List of the countries whose citizens can obtain Armenian entry visas upon arrival in Armenia.– List of countries nationals of which could apply for visitor visa only with invitation.– The list of documents required for the invitation.
Most of the attractions are contained within the city center loop which is obviously distinguishable on any map of Yerevan and can easily be walked from any point to another. There are also two metro stations located within the city center loop, also known as Kentron: Republic Square Station (Hanrapetut′yan hraparak) and Yeritasardakan Station, which makes it very convenient to travel to and from other parts of Yerevan. Outside of the city center, the best places to stay would be near the metro stations Marshal Baghramyan (near Lover’s Park) and Barekamutyun because of their scenic walking areas. The festival sites are located in the city center and are all within walking distance of Republic Square.
The city hosts multiple major international hotel networks such as Ibis, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Radisson, and others in addition to many local hotels. Among the local hotels, we recommend the cozy Republica, located on one of the oldest streets of Yerevan, and the authentic Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel, the first boutique hotel chain in Armenia. However, from list.am to Airbnb and booking.com you’re destined to find something that matches your tastes and enhances your Urvakan experience.
Our main locations:Yerevan Children’s Railway –– 130 Dzorapi Street, YerevanAram Khachaturian Concert Hall –– 46 Mesrop Mashtots Ave, YerevanMirzoyan Library –– 10 Mher Mkrtchyan St, Yerevan
The airport is very close to the city; you can get to Kentron from there within 20 minutes. It’s easiest to get around by taxi, which is inexpensive. You can easily find a taxi at the airport at any time of day, or you can order one using the GG or Yandex.Taxi apps.
Yerevan Zvartnots Airport
Zvartnots International Airport acts as the main international airport of Armenia and is located West of Yerevan near the town of Zvartnots after which it was named. You can reach the airport via the M5 highway, the road that connects Yerevan to the western region of the country.
The distance from Yerevan Zvartnots Airport to the center of Yerevan is 12 kilometers. You can get to the airport from Kentron in 20 minutes.
Public transportation in Yerevan is comprised mostly of marshrutkas, small and large buses, trolleybuses and a metro line. All trips cost 100 AMD.
Marshrutkas and Buses
Large white vans called marshrutkas are the most common form of public transportation and they go to every part of the city. Larger buses serve more frequently traveled routes.
The metro has 10 stops and is a pleasant and easy way to get around. It runs from 7 AM to 11 PM and arrives every 3-8 minutes, depending on the time of day. You can expect longer wait times in the evenings, after rush hour.
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