27 Free Things to Do in Yerevan

Updated on May 26, 2016
Are you planning a visit to the city of Yerevan? Then here’s a list of what you can do in the capital of Armenia – FREE of charge. I’m sure there are more activities that can be added to this list, and I’ll update it from time to time upon finding new information. As for now, here’s the list of 25 free things to in Yerevan.

1. VISIT THE CAFESJIAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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The Cafesjian Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary art to Armenia and presenting the best of Armenian culture to the world. You can visit its open air exposition of sculptures in front of and on the stairs of the Cascade, as well as visit the galleries inside. The galleries on the first two floors are free.

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Ararat – Armenian Cognac

Recently, I’ve visited the Yerevan Brandy Company famous for its Armenian ARARAT brandies. We had a 30-minute tour during which the process of brandy making was introduced, and after the tour we tasted 3 years Ararat, 10 years Akhtamar and 20 years Nairi brandies. Armenian brandy is also known as Armenian cognac. Although Cognac is a variety of brandy named after the town of Cognac in France, Armenian brandy impressed the French so much winning the Gran-prix award during the International Exhibition in Paris in 1900 that the company was allowed to legally call the product “cognac”. I am not a big fun of brandy and prefer wine, but of all three brandies we tasted at the factory, I liked the 10 years Akhtamar more. So if you happen to be in Armenia, make sure to try that one.
Ararat cognac factory

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