Yerevan

Capital city:Yerevan
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Top Descriptions

As the capital of , there’s a lot to expect of Yerevan, and in many ways this city delivers. The centre is spacious, well designed, replete with sculptures and interesting museums, and back-dropped by the impressive and often snow-capped 5,000m+ Mount Ararat. There are even a good array of international restaurants to be found here, as well as some excellent local cuisine. Step outside of the city centre though and the quality soon drops off, and public transportation throughout the city isn’t of particularly user friendly of a high quality. Nevertheless, there’s some good value to be had in Yerevan, and many like the very unassuming European vibe. Spend a few days and you may just find yourself spending a few more.
 
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Top Tips

There are some great museums (and sculptures) to be found in and across the city. Check out the , the and for starters. The is also a good place to hang out and soak up the local atmosphere.
Some good day trips can be taken out of Yerevan. Look into visiting , or the , for example.
Although certainly more varied and cosmopolitan than neighbouring capital , the food here can be a little on the pricey side (for a backpacker at least). makes for an excellent Italian restaurant and a good Indian, but if you’re looking for local food then don’t miss out on the popular and delicious franchise .
For the best views of Mount Ararat, head to the at the top of the . Just make sure it’s a fine-weather day before you tackle all those stairs (or take the free elevator inside)!
 
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The Capital City

What should we know?

Name in local script:Երևան
Also known as:Erevan
 
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Environment type:hill, mountain, river, park, plateaux
Location type:city, urban
 
Religion type:Christianity, Islam

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
Average daily budget:AMD20,500

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:6 nights
High season:June, July, August
Low season:January, February

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):Armenian, English, Russian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Hrazdan River

The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:19
Travel time to attractions:20 minutes
Travel time to next location:1 hour, 45 minutes
 
Altitude:865m to 1,390m
Population:1075800
Size:223km2

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Beer (multinational)500ml
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Beer (national)500ml
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Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
BaklavaAMD2,150
BBQ (vegetable)AMD1,825
Biryani (meat)AMD3,200
Biryani (vegetarian)AMD3,000
BologneseAMD2,500
BreadAMD360
Breakfast (continental)AMD3,650
BrownieAMD2,233
BulgurAMD800
BurgerAMD2,050
Burger (cheese)AMD2,300
CannelloniAMD4,500
CarbonaraAMD2,800
Cheese boardAMD2,567
Chicken nuggetsAMD2,250
Chicken wingsAMD2,500
Chilli con carneAMD2,800
Curry (South Asia – meat)AMD3,800
Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)AMD3,400
Dolma (meat)AMD3,450
Dolma (vegetable)AMD3,450
Eggs (how you like)AMD1,000
Fish and chipsAMD4,000
French friesAMD967
Fried (chicken)AMD3,250
Fruit saladAMD1,750
Garlic breadAMD800
HummusAMD1,200
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Ice cream (scoop)AMD1,180
KhinkaliAMD550
Khorovats (BBQ)AMD3,150
KoftaAMD2,100
Lamb shankAMD3,900
LasagnaAMD3,933
OmeletteAMD1,750
Pie (sweet)AMD1,400
Pizza (loaded)AMD2,900
Pizza (simple)AMD2,433
Pork chopsAMD4,200
Potato wedgesAMD1,250
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Rice (steamed)AMD700
SaladAMD1,640
Salad (meat)AMD2,175
Sandwich (basic)AMD1,200
SchnitzelAMD3,000
Soup (meat)AMD1,975
Soup (vegetarian)AMD4,825
SteakAMD4,250
Stew (meat)AMD3,200
TabboulehAMD1,500
Whole (fish)AMD6,500
Yoghurt (loaded)AMD1,300
Yoghurt (plain)AMD1,250
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