In terms of quantity of historical and cultural monuments Armenia is considered as the one of the most interesting countries in the Old World. Identity and originality of Armenia stands on three pillars unique charm of mountainous nature, ancient Christian heritage, and its original national culture. This is the main treasure of Armenia, which it has managed to preserve throughout its dramatic history.
This country can be considered as one of the most interesting in the Old World. Here you will find ruins left from previous eras, and numerous monuments of art and architecture which make the country an open air exposition of culture masterpieces. Churches and monasteries in all over Armenia amaze with incredible beauty, grace, harmoniously blending into the natural landscape silently tell us about the history of this land.
An ancient country Armenia has always been on the crossroads of the ways connecting Europe and Asia. Important trade routes connecting north and south, east and west became the paths that brought here elements of new cultures, traditions, knowledge etc. Here in Armenia have met the unhurried wisdom of East and progressing dynamics of West.
The capital of Armenia Yerevan is situated on north-western part of Ararat valley, almost on the same distance from two giant mountains-Ararat and Aragats. The city is framed by mountains on three sides and it looks like an amphitheatre. One of the numerous sights of the city is the capital of the Ararat Kingdom, the ancient fortress Erebuni, founded in 782 BC. Yerevan is a modern city with ancient history and unique architecture. Impressive architectural masterpieces are the “Cascade”, the museum of manuscripts “Matenadaran” and, of course, the complex of the Republic Square with its colorful “singing” fountains. In adjoining streets and squares there are cozy cafes and restaurants attracting many visitors.