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Monday, August 29, 2016

Yerevan: Still Going Strong After 2,794 Years

Published 15 October 2012

Yerevan celebrated its 2,794th birthday on October 14. Not surpising for such an ancient, venerable city, the Armenian capital boasts a rich and diverse architectural heritage, where the old and the new often coexist side by side.


An aerial view of the Armenian capital


St. Sarkis Church on the high bank of the Hrazdan River


The Ararat brandy factory and the Haghtanak Bridge


The newly constructed Matenadaran Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of historical documents in the world.


A tenement block of apartments near Masis railway station


A woman walks along a street through the historical Kond district in the western part of the city.


A monument to the composer and conductor Alexander Spendiarov, who died in Yerevan, outside the Spendiarov Theater of Opera and Ballet.


The "Mother Armenia" monument in Akhtanak (Victory) Park


Armenia's Foreign Ministry on Republic Square


A monument to architect Alexander Tamanian, with his unique Grand Cascade structure in the background.