The portal of Yerevan indoors market
The portal of Yerevan indoors market
Soviet era steam locomotive
View from the Cascades
lavash (bread), cogniac, architecture, mountain
Too many greaser mafia wannabes wandering around
The currency of Armenia is the Dram. The symbol called 'Luma' represents the Dram and looks like an upside-down telephone pole bending to the left. The denominations are:Banknotes: 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000, 100000Coins: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500If you think about...
EFFICIENT MONEY EXCHANGE
When I explained to my taxi driver that I needed Armenian Drams (AMD) - he stopped at the grocery store. I kept thinking I would be ripped off and the driver would get a commission from the store. I could not have been more wrong. SAS is a modern chain of grocery stores and...
Armenian National Show
Well I was on a business trip to Yerevan and had no time to grasp the culture and history( fortunately, after my conference held at Marriot Armenia, i walked through Yerevan's Republic Square and noticed restaurant ARARAT. As it turned out later it was the oldest restaurant...
National History Museum
The State History Museum in Republic Square (formerly Lenin Square) is notable for the statues of Catherine the Great and Lenin which are squirreled away in a back courtyard ready for any change in the political winds. The important archaeological collection from the Stone...
Visit Republic Square
This appears to be the tourism and shopping center, as well as the geographic center, of Yerevan. The square was started in the 1940s in a traditional Armenian architectural style, as Lenin Square, but it was not completed until the 1970s. The arches of the buildings lining...
Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts
The Matenadaran Manuscript Collection housed at Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts is of prime importance for the study of the history and culture of Armenia as well as Transcaucasia, Asia Minor, and several other Middle Eastern countries. Works by some...
The Genocide Memorial and Museum
Have you ever heard of the Armenian genocide. Most people have not but many more of us should have. Early in the 20th Century, the Ottoman Turks tried to solve their "Armenian problem" by exterminating all of the Armenians living within their territories. (Does that remind...
Marriott Armenia Hotel Yerevan
4 Reviews and 114 Opinions The Marriott actually forms part of the 4 corners of Republic Square. Its an ornate building on the...
1 Review and 70 Opinions I decided to give this place a try. Normally I would opt for a cheaper option but due to the short...
OLD (Y)EREVAN RESTAURANT: A BIT OF PAGEANTRY
For some reason the entrance to this interesting restaurant looks like an expensive clothing boutique or upscale bookshop. The restaurant is actually upstairs. This massive entrance room has pictures of some of the many famous celebrities and politicians who have dinned here...
BUKHARA: CLOSED ! IN 2010
Although this place is in some guide books, an there is a VT tip extolling its virtues in 2011, I can assure you this derelict looking door was the entrance to this now closed restaurant. And this photo was taken by me in 2010! It was once a wonderful sounding Uzbek...
Sushi Toria / Pizza Toria: Check out these two great restaurants
Sushi toria and Pizza toria are two resturants of one chain. They really serve the best sushi at fair prices in Yerevan on Bayron street sushi toria restaurant and have the real italian pizza in wood oven made by Italian chef on Tumanyan street.Both restaurants have amazing...
New Cheers Bar: Watch out
17 OCT 2007I went to this place on Monday evening. It was pretty quiet and didn't appear to be the place to go if you are looking for a wild Monday night out in Yerevan.I ordered a drink at a cost of 700 AMD. I handed over 5000 and was given 300 in change. I asked the guy...
DEEP club ( recomendeed in Yerevan): un des meilleur bar à Yerevan
personnel très accueillant, excellente music surtout (deep généralement) , ambiance sympa, on faisais souvent des after ou des apéro dans ce bar, on est même devenu potes avec le propriétaire, un jeune homme super gentil.Bref si vous êtes à Yerevan et vous connaissez pas...
Bus from the Airport
Bus 17 and 18 (formerly 107 and 108) run from the Airport to Yerewen. When you come Out of the Airport turn to the right and go a view Stepanakert up to a parkinglot, you will find these minibuses there. Bus 18 runs via the train station, Tigran Mets av., Khanjyan st. to...
From Yerevan to Stepanakert
Take a minibus (Marshrutka) from Kilikya Avtokayan (bus terminal, get there from Mesrop Mashtots Poghota, near Opera with minibus 15, 100 Dram), it was about 6 hours in both directions, 5000 Dram (slighly better bus) to Stepanakert, 4500 the way back. Several leave in the...
Oveland to Georgia
The transport between Armenia and Georgia or rather Yerevan and Tbilisi, that makes the most sense is a minibus. Locally it is known as "marshrutka" and runs from the bus station in Yerevan. It costs 6500AMD and starts at 9:00am. The whole trip lasts around 5 1/2 hours which...
SAS SUPERMARKET: EASY - 24 HOURS A DAY
Need a some local sausage and mustard with a a bottle of beer at 3am? Then pop into one of 7 SAS Supermarkets! These places are awesome. A very food selection of fresh food, canned goods, household products and health & beauty products wait you. 24 hours a day - every day -...
THE BEST PUBLIC TOILET IN YEREVAN
I decided to write this tips as a warning or danger as Yerevan is a traditional ex-Soviet country. That means that Comrades were expected to go to the toilet at home, report for work (and use those facilities) and go home again. Restaurants and bars are mostly recent...
Great City, Good Honest people
There was Not one issue with local Armenians. Great friendly people. Just like any other city, there are the shady characters. However, the majority of Armenians are good hardworking honest people.I had my wallet stolen from our hotel roon in Baku Azerbaijan, and was robbed...
I first encountered these little statues, which seem to be placed at random on the sidewalks of many cities, in Bratislava, Slovakia but they seem to be a growing theme in city furniture. We saw a few in Yerevan but Kara Bala is the only one about which I have learned...
Go to Ashtarak
This little city, very close to Yerevan, is never on tourist maps but its churches, old houses and traditional food, especially whatever is done with walnuts, is well worth the trip. Ask around and find someone local who will give you a tour. The main attractions, which are...
Explore Deeper into Yerevan
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