The capital city of Armenia, Yerevan is the embodiment of a culture clash. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it is considered to be unlike any other such city. Loud, colourful and nearly always sunny, Yerevan is a beguiling mix of new-found wealth and poverty left over from the days of the USSR. Indeed, the city's surroundings are mainly grey leftovers of a bygone age, but in summer particularly, Yerevan is one lively place to be.
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Located just west of Yerevan’s buzzing central district, the suburb of Kond is home to the show stopping Blue Mosque, which dates back to the 18th Century and features a handsome tiled facade. Kond is one of Yerevan’s oldest quarters, and visitors can enjoy exploring its steep, narrow streets and picturesque jumble of cottages. The popular Sergei Paradjanov Museum is dedicated to celebrating the life and work of the renowned Soviet-Armenian director and artist.
Who is it for?
Central Yerevan’s buzzing bars are a short hop away.
Admire the blue mosque’s pretty facade.
Don’t miss the impressive Armenian Genocide Museum, set in acres of lush parkland.