Yerevan Walking Tour

The best way to get acquainted with Yerevan is to do as the locals do and walk. This both saves time (parking is impossible and traffic jams are now par for the course, adding 20-30 minutes to what were once 5 minute jaunts) while allowing you to savor the sights and sounds of the city.

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Cross Teryan St. from the center of the block and you immediately approach the Hands Sculpture (18), given to Yerevan in friendship by its sister city Carrara in Italy (a copy of Yerevan’s gift sculpture to Carrara sits on the other side of Teryan, the Spring Monument). 

Flanking the statue are several cafes (19) on the southwest corner of the block.  At the center of the block, facing Isahakian St. is the entrance to the Yeridasardakan Metro station (20) with caféx and bistrox close by.  Cafes (21, 22, 23) continue to line the central walkway towards Abovyan St.

The walkway ends a small plaza with the Avetik Isahakian Statue (24) (sculptor Sarkis Bagdasarian) at its central point.  Isahakian was one of Armenia’s most famous poets.  Among this Tsarist rebel's famous works are "Songs and Wounds" and "Abu Lalla Mahari" along with many lyrical poems that continue to endear him to Armenians. 

At the southeast corner there are steps leading to a series of underground shops (25).

One short block up Abovyan (north) on the left is an alley leading to the Derenik Demirchian Home-Museum (26), dedicated to the author of the popular satire “Kach Nazar” and “Vardanank” (see Museums: Derenik Demirchian for details).  This block begins Yerevan’s “Fauburg District” with Doka Pizza, Netsys Internet and a number of stalls, kiosks and shops vying for your attention.  South on Abovyan you will find popular cafes and shops (27).  


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