DESCRIPTION – Yerevan: Modern and Contemporary Architecture
Begin the tour with a brief city ride, heading north to visit Victory Park and Aragil Café, offering a picturesque view of Yerevan. Walk down the Cascade complex to the city center, and pass through Lovers’ Park, a Japanese-style park inaugurated in 2008, and Metro Baghramyan, a modern metro station that reminds of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
Take the metro to famous cinema “Rossia”, considered one of the most modernist buildings in Yerevan. From there, walk to the newly refurbished AGBU headquarter in Yerevan, a combination of Tsarist era and Contemporary architecture.
Right next is the Republic Square, and the heart of the city. Walk to the Opera House via Northern Avenue, where mass demolitions of historical buildings occurred in the early 2000s due to government corruption, resulting in the construction of an avenue lined with so-called luxury apartment buildings.
Next, visit the Opera House, a masterpiece of the early 20th century. Engage in a guided tour, exploring the theater’s halls, backstage areas, and other sites typically closed to Opera guests.