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50 Incredible Things to Do in Armenia

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Armenia is a rare gem to explore! This budget-friendly destination is ideal for both the eyes and soul with its abundance of scenic landscapes and a history that has been preserved to perfection. Come, embark on a road less travelled with our list of top things to do when in Armenia.

50 Incredible Things to Do in Armenia

Discover Grand Republic Square- the Capital’s Postcard

Armenia things to do - An evening at the Grand Republic Square

Yerevan ranks as a top Armenia tourism spot. It is also Armenia’s biggest city and capital. You’ll find the impressive Republic Square here, one of the most visited Armenia attractions. Popularly known as Yerevan’s ‘architectural highlight’, this place has witnessed protests, parades, and demonstrations making it an attraction that you cannot miss.

Recommended For: Famed Architectural Exploration

Location: Yerevan

Average Price: No Entry Fee

Timings: Open 24 hours

Pro tip: The weekends have music and a fantastic water show from 8 p.m to 10 p.m.

Visit the Vernissage Flea Market for Bargains

Vernissage Flea Market for Bargains

A valuable addition to your places to visit in Yerevan, also the top Yerevan thing to do is to visit the famous Vernissage flea market. One of the most popular Yerevan tourist attractions, this market is located in the heart of the capital. Get ready to find treasures you’ll fall in love with ranging from local crafts, and second-hand items to unique art pieces.

Recommended For: Art enthusiasts | Souvenirs Shopping

Location(s): Aram Street, Yerevan

Average Price: Free Entry

Timings: Monday – Sunday: 7 a.m – 6 p.m

Pro Tip: Master the art of bargaining to save more money.

Experience the Splendor of Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat-Witnessing the cultural landmarks of Armenian history

If you’re researching Armenia’s top sights to see, the tourist attractions to explore are limitless. However, one truly stands out is Mount Ararat — a gorgeous natural beauty that you must see to believe. A huge point of interest in both Armenian history and culture, this is believed to be where Noah landed his Ark. This is where biblical tales unfold.

Recommended For: Witnessing the cultural landmarks of Armenian history

Location(s): Close to the Armenian-Turkish border

Average Price: Based on tour operator

Pro Tip: The best visibility of Mount Ararat is early in the morning between 6.30 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.

See Powerful Mother Armenia in Yerevan

Mother Armenia in Yerevan-Fun time with Family and Kids

The must-visit places in Armenia would be incomplete without a trip to admire Mother Armenia, one of the top things to do in Yerevan during your stay. Also known as the Victory Monument, this statue stands tall in Victory Park. The 23-meter-high copper statue is a breathtaking representation of a female warrior carrying a sword. It also has a great family park with rides for children and enjoyable attractions for adults.

Recommended For: Fun time with Family and Kids

Location(s): Azatutyan Ave, Yerevan

Average Price: Free Entry to the park but donations are welcomed 

Timings: 11 a.m.– 12 a.m.
Pro tip: The 50-meter tall foundation houses the Mother Armenia Museum of the Ministry of Defense.

Discover the Magnificent Yerevan Great Blue Mosque

Yerevan Great Blue Mosque for Monument admirers

Whether you’re in Armenia for 3 days or longer, your itinerary of top things to do should include a trip to the Yerevan Great Blue Mosque. This pristine mosque is filled with beautiful tiles and minarets with dominant blue colours. In fact, the place has already been included on the waiting list for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Do explore the only active mosque in Armenia.

Recommended For: Monument admirers

Location(s): Central Yerevan

Average Price: Free Entry

Timings: 10 a.m -1 p.m / 3 p.m – 6 p.m (All Days)

Pro tip: Do check the mosque for any seasonal exhibits.

See Majestic Views of Yerevan from the Cascade

things to do in Armenia - Yerevan cascade

To add to your checklist of fun things to do in Armenia is exploring the Cascade Complex. A historic structure, the architect desired to connect the northern and central parts of Yerevan using unique elements such as waterfalls, gardens and elegant stairways. Filled with art and sculpture, the Cascade is a definite place to visit in Armenia in November and December.

Recommended For: Discovering post-Soviet landmarks

Location(s): 10 Tamanyan St, Yerevan 

Average Price: Gallery One, Museum Store, Khanjyan Gallery, Sasuntsi Davit Gallery and Swarovski Crystal Palace Exhibition are Free of Charge

Timings: Cafesjian Sculpture Garden: always open, Escalator Gallery: 8 a.m to 8 p.m every day.

Pro tip: The Cafesjian Center for the Arts located inside has a grand selection of glass art by famous artists.

Get Acquainted with Lake Sevan

things to do in Armenia for nature lovers

Lake Sevan is Armenia’s must-see, also one of the top places to visit near Yerevan. Recorded as one of the highest freshwater high-altitude lakes on the planet, the lake has twenty-eight streams and rivers flowing into Lake Sevan. While only one river flows outwards- the Hrazdan River. Nature lovers will be amazed by the mountainous area and its public beaches.

Recommended For: Scenic views of the Armenian countryside | Mountains | Dipping

Location: 60 km away from Yerevan

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Pro tip: Visit the nearby attractions such as Monastery Sevanavank, Haghartsin (a 10th-century monastery)

Fall in Love All Over Again at the Lovers’ Park

Lovers’ Park at Yerevan

Take a break from the historic wonders of Armenia and head over to the Lovers’ Park. A highly adored Yerevan tourist attraction, the park has a beautiful oriental setting. This cosy destination also has a cute cafe to grab some coffee. You can relax in the small amphitheatre to reinvigorate the adventures that lie ahead. 

Recommended For: Couples

Location: Yerevan

Average Price: Free Entry

Timings: Sun: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m., Mon-Sat: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Pro tip: The Lover’s Park has Free Wi-Fi for web connectivity.

See Tsakhkadzor- Armenia’s Famous Spa and Ski Destination

things to do in Armenia for adventurers

Get ready for the freshest air and scenery at this fabulous ski resort, one of the top things to do in Tsaghkadzor. Apart from world-famous skiing, there are many more things to do in Tsakhkadzor. The Kecharis Monastery has art, sounds and scents that are a delight to explore. Meanwhile, Makravank Monastery is a calm little old village in Armenia. Perfect for a winter trip, add Tsaghkadzor and its ski slopes to your top things to do in Armenia list during winter.

Recommended For: Skiing | Monasteries

Location: Yerevan 

Average Price: Varies

Timings: Variable

Pro tip: The gorgeous forests found around the mountain’s base are perfect for a stroll in Armenia’s nature.

Take a Ride to the Wings of Tatev in Halidzor

Taking a world-record-setting cable car ride at Tatev in Halidzor

Let the views take your breath away with a ride on the Wings of Tatev, a rare 5.7 km long cable car ride. This ride is the longest in the world and goes between Halizdor and the Tatev monastery. A highly recommended place to visit near Yerevan, it has set the Guinness World Record. It is designed to operate all year round.

Recommended For: Taking a world-record-setting cable car ride 

Location: Tatev

Average Price: 7000 AMD for roundtrip (Ticket price for children under 110 cm is 100 AMD)

Timings: In summer (June – August), hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

In colder weather (October – April), it operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

May – September, it operates from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pro tip: Save time by pre-buying the electronic ticket online.

Travel Back in Time at the Areni Cave Complex

things to do in Armenia for explorers

If you’re a fan of artefacts, then the Areni Cave Complex is the place to see timeless treasures from the Copper Age. A must-see place in Armenia for it is a famous archaeological site. Be sure to visit the home to burial caves that are as old as 5000 BC. You’ll also see the oldest Neolithic brain in the world in addition to the world’s oldest wine press.

Recommended For: Seeing the Oldest Brain, Shoe and Winery and other Copper Age artifacts

Location: Areni

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Timings: Check with tour guide

Visit the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute

Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute for Exploring the dark side of Armenia history

The Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute is a must-see Armenian attraction due to the vast academic and scientific exhibition of the 20th century’s first genocide this place has. See the change in life before this event during the Ottoman Empire and remember to honour the victims.

Recommended For: Exploring the dark side of Armenia’s history

Location: Tsitsnernakaberd Memorial Complex, Yerevan

Average Price: Admission is Free of charge but donations are welcomed

Timings: 10 a.m to 5 p.m Every day (closed on Monday)

Pro tip: The museum has Armenian, Russian, English, French and German tours.

Admire the Armenian Landscape from Khor Virap

Khor Virap for Witnessing Armenia’s most sacred monastery

Abundant with scenic bounty, one of the fun things to do in Armenia must include visiting the Khor Virap Church and Monastery. Uniquely located on a small hill in the Ararat Valley, visitors can see the underground chamber where Saint Gregory was held. This place offers the opportunity to learn more about the history of Armenia from medieval times.

Recommended For: Witnessing Armenia’s most sacred monastery with a 1000-year-old history

Location: Ararat plains

Average Price: Depends upon the tour operator

Timings:  Opens at 8 a.m and closes at 6 p.m during Winter (closes at 8 p.m during summer)

Pro tip: See majestic views of Mount Ararat with its snow-capped peaks.

Understand Pre-Christian Armenia at Garni Pagan Temple

Garni Pagan Temple for beautiful mythological scenes.

This pagan temple is dedicated to the Armenia sun god Mihr, a miraculous survivor. Despite all the pagan temples that were destroyed following Armenia’s conversion to Christianity, it’s the only one left standing of its kind. Ranking high in the top 10 things to do in Armenia, get ready to be impressed by its imperial Roman architecture. 

Recommended For: See the influence of the Roman Empire and beautiful mythological scenes.

Location: Garni 

Average Price: 1,000 Dram Entry fee 

Timings: 9 a.m. –10p.m Everyday

Pro tip: Look for the signs of Arabic graffiti dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries.

Uncover Secrets of the Past at the Matenadaran Manuscripts Museum

Matenadaran Manuscripts Museum for Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

Armenia’s top sights cannot ignore the Matenadaran Manuscripts Museum. Get ready to find old manuscripts and heritage from the Middle Ages to modern times. You’ll get to see handwritten books, bibles, displays and other restored text that make it so worth the visit.

Recommended For: Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

Location: Yerevan 

Average Price: Adults – 1000 AMD

Timings:  Tue – Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pro tip: This museum is a close walk from the Cascade if you want to explore on foot.

Set foot in Armenia’s Switzerland- Dilijan

things to do in Armenia for admirers of natural landscapes

Located in northeast Yerevan, the town of Dilijan has dense forests, valleys, mountains and alpine meadows, hence earning the title of Armenian Switzerland. If you’re looking for things to do in Armenia in December and January, do visit for luxurious accommodations, hiking activities and a relaxed ambience.

Recommended For: Outdoor activities such as hiking and biking 

Location: Northeast Yerevan 

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Pro tip: Aghavnavank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery and Haghartsin Monastery are some of the most popular local attractions to visit.

Drive Through the scenic Selim Pass

Selim Pass old silk road with Armenian countryside views

Connecting the provinces of Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor, this driving route is a spectacular essential on your Armenia sightseeing list. The flower-filled meadows, snowy Armenian mountains and creeks are a beautiful sight to behold as you drive by the historic old pass on the old Silk Road.

Recommended For: A relaxing drive through the old Silk Road with Armenian countryside views

Location: Geghhovit 

Average Price: A taxi ride between Yeghegnadzor and Martuni on the edge of Lake Sevan will cost an estimated AMD 20,000.

Pro Tip: There is no public transport available so make transportation arrangements beforehand.

Immerse in the Local Flavours at Armenia’s Restaurants 

Expand your culinary preferences and venture into new territories with Armenia’s local delicacies. A definite must-do on Armenia tourist attractions list, try the famous Lahmajun- a pizza-like dish with a thin crust topped with fresh meat, onions and tomatoes. Must-try the Lavash, a UNESCO heritage-listed bread of Armenia.

Recommended For: Culinary Enthusiasts

Location(s): Found across Armenia

Average Price: 500 AMD and above

Pro tip: Ensure the crust is soft enough to fold but still crunchy on the edges.

Don’t Walk Away Without Tasting Manti

things to do in Armenia for foodies

You may have already heard the name, but Armenia puts its unique twist on all things- food included. Enjoy the dumplings soaked in broth with tons of yoghurt and sumac that will have you coming back for second (and third) helpings.

Recommended For: Foodies interested in local flavours

Location(s): Found across Armenia

Average Price: 500 AMD and above

Pro tip: Armenian food is very budget-friendly so order 2-3 dishes at a time.

Witness History in Armenia’s Second Largest City: Gyumri

Armenia’s Second Largest City: Gyumri

A relatively unknown city, Gyumri is a destination worth the visit as one of Armenia’s best tourist attractions. Scattered with 18th and 19th-century churches, there’s also a beer brewery and reconstruction going on to recover from the 1988 earthquake damage that occurred.

Recommended For: An easy half-day trip from Yerevan

Location(s): Northwest Armenia

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Timings: Depends on tour operator

Pro tip: The local Poloz Mukuch beer house is known for being a great relaxing spot.

Admire the Beauty of Goris

The southern province of Syunik is where you’ll find Goris- the first planned city in the Caucasus during the Russian Empire. A recommended Armenia sightseeing activity is to visit the caves where people used to live in the old days called “Old Goris” or even Kores.

Recommended For: Nature lovers interested in hiking and unique views

Location(s): Syunik province

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Timings: Depends on tour operator

Pro tip: Business Insider ranks Goris as the top 100 trips to take for astounding landscapes. Don’t skip it.

Don’t Miss the Famous Armenian Coffee

Famous Armenian Coffee

What’s life without a kick of caffeine? Luckily, the best things to do in Armenia include grabbing amazing coffee made from crushed coffee beans, water, and heat- all prepared in a special pot. Have you smelled the aroma yet?

Recommended For: Coffee lovers

Location(s): Local coffee shops are scattered everywhere

Average Price: 300 AMD to 600 AMD

Pro tip: Some local ladies can tell your future based on the coffee stains left in your cup- try it!

Enjoy Performances at the Yerevan Opera Theatre

Yerevan Opera Theatre

The Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet is regal with two concert halls. Try to catch a rare performance, the building is gorgeous to view at night and the tickets are affordable. However, do go early to avoid the disappointment of the show being sold out!

Recommended For: Theatre, Dance and Ballet fans

Location(s): Yerevan

Average Price: Based on the show

Pro tip: Tickets are easy to buy from the booth in front of the Opera House.

Try something new with fruit-flavoured wines

fruit-flavoured wines at Armenia

Armenia is one of the oldest countries to have mastered the art of winemaking with ingredients sourced from the fertile valleys of Mt Ararat. The Areni wine comes in many different and delicious flavours such as apricot and pomegranate, along with other usual ones such as red wine. 

Recommended For: Oenophiles

Location(s): Yerevan

Average Price: Varies 

Pro tip: Try the apricot wine known for its sweet dessert-like flavour.

See one-of-a-kind Khachkars at Noratus Cemetery

Khachkars at Noratus Cemetery

A once-in-a-lifetime experience, head out to the Noratus Cemetery for some of Armenia’s most interesting places to see. Home to over one thousand beautifully preserved Khachkars (cross-stones), you’ll see different scenes portrayed all around you.

Recommended For: Learning about the legend of the monk Ter Karapet Hovhanesi-Hovakimyan

Location(s): Noratus near Lake Sevan

Average Price: Based on the tour operator

Price: Based on the tour operator

Pro tip: Ask about the ritual of leaving broken pieces of glass on the tombstone of Ter Karapet Hovhanesi-Hovakimyan.

Taste the Sweet Bread at the Geghard Monastery

Sweet Bread at the Geghard Monastery

While you’re on the culinary journey, the fun things to do in Armenia also include visiting the Geghard Monastery. Here, you’ll find lovely elderly ladies sitting along the roadside selling sweet bread called Gata cakes inscribed with patterns in Armenian script.

Recommended For: Discovering Armenian Christian traditions 

Location(s): Upper Azat Valley

Average Price: Starting at 400 AMD

Pro tip: A coin is often hidden inside the bread. Finders enjoy good luck for the rest of the year.

Head over to Jermuk for a Spa Experience

Jermuk Popular medical tourism in Armenia

This spa town is home to a mineral water factory alongside many luxurious hotels and wellness facilities. Take a ride to the geysers in the hills located above the town. There are also camping facilities if you are seeking adventurous things to do in Jermuk Armenia.

Recommended For: Popular medical tourism in Armenia

Location(s): Vayots Dzor Province

Average Price: Based on the tour operator

Pro tip: Armenia’s largest waterfall called Mermaids Hair Waterfall is here.

Stroll Through the Mirzoyan Library

Mirzoyan Library-Gaining Worldly Knowledge

A good library is always worth the visit. This little secret should be put high on your list of top 10 things to do in Yerevan. Everything from the lighting, ambience, and peace will have you hooked to the library, while you can also enjoy great milkshakes and wraps at the cafe.

Recommended For: Gaining Worldly Knowledge | Being in a Casual and Quiet relaxing space 

Location(s): Yerevan

Average Price: Free Entry

Timings: Everyday 12 p.m – 12 a.m

Pro tip: Check out the photography library, bar and café in the library.

See Secret Lands at the Geghard Monastery

Geghard Monastery Seeing a medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site

While you may have already fallen in love with the sweetbreads at this Monastery, this monastery stands out further with its distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered a sacred site, Geghard is one of Armenia’s must-visit places.

Recommended For: Seeing a Medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site

Location(s): Gogh

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Pro tip: The UNESCO site includes the Upper Azat Valley with its breathtaking green cliffs.

Get Charmed by the Ughtasar Petroglyphs

Ughtasar Petroglyphs-Seeing remains of the Paleolithic Era

If you visit the Syunik Province, seeing the Ughtasar Petroglyphs is a bucket-list item that you must check off. The petroglyphs can be commonly seen on jewellery, mugs, arts and crafts in Armenian markets, but finding them preserved in mountains is a rare sight.

Recommended For: Seeing remains of the Paleolithic Era

Location(s): Near the town of Sisian

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Pro tip: Reaching the petroglyphs is a challenging climb, so come prepared.

Discover the Dilijan National Park

things to do in Armenia for forest and wildlife lovers

When you visit Armenia, you must head out to Dilijan. The place has a reputation for being one of the greenest places in Armenia. Abundant with lush greenery, alpine forests and more, this spot was a preferred retreat by artists and writers when Armenia was part of the USSR.

Recommended For: Forest landscapes and hiking trails

Location(s): Near Dilijan city in the Tavush Region

Average Price: No Entry Fee

Timings: Everyday 9 a.m- 11.30 p.m

Pro tip: The 13th-century Haghartsin Monastery located close by is a famous tourist attraction.

Visit the Third Highest Mountain in Armenia- Azhdahak 

Azhdahak-Third Highest Mountain in Armenia

See Armenia from a whole new perspective. Climb the Azhdahak, one of the top Armenia tourist attractions, for lovely views of the Ararat, Hatis, Ara, Aragats, and Lake Sevan. A surreal experience, you would get to see over 250 species of birds and other exotic wildlife. The volcano last erupted in 1900 BC. 

Recommended For: Adventurers and trekkers 

Location(s): Ghegam Ridge Volcanic Field

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Pro tip: Visit the lake on the top of the mountain formed by melted snow.

See the Quirky Armenian Alphabet Monument

Armenian Alphabet Monument

With monuments dedicated to a wide range of subjects and events, one of the top fun and interesting things to do in Armenia includes visiting the Armenian Alphabet Monument. The Armenian alphabet is claimed as one of the top 3 alphabets on the globe. Here you’ll see 39 letter-shaped structures, along with monuments honouring great Armenian minds. 

Recommended For: Literature Lovers | World Culture Fans

Location(s): Artashavan

Average Price: Depends on the tour operator

Timings: Open 24 hours

Pro tip: You can buy necklaces and magnets here as souvenirs.

Get Fascinated at the Byurakan Observatory

Byurakan Observatory An astronomical observatory experience

If you’re a fan of the night and glittering skies, this is the perfect experience to add to your places to visit in Armenia. The Brakan Observatory operated by the Armenian Academy of Science is a treat with its facilities designed to cater to astrophysical research. 

Recommended For: An astronomical observatory experience

Location(s): Village of Byurakan

Average Price: 2400 AMD for Foreigners

Timings: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday & Tuesday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m,

Thursday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.,

Saturday: Open 24 hours

Monday: Closed

Pro tip: The observatory gives small tours including a glimpse through one of their telescopes.

Immerse in the Best Cafe Culture in Armenia

Best Cafe Culture in Armenia

This may come off as a surprise, but cafes in Armenia are not only amazing at brewing coffee, but the sidewalk cafes are also some of Yerevan’s key points of interest. Buzzing with locals and tourists, the number of casual eateries simply cannot be rivalled.

Recommended For: Laid Back Coffee & Relaxing Conversations

Location(s): Spread all over Armenia

Average Price: 360 AMD and over

Timings: Varies 

Pro tip: Do try the Armenian version of Snickers called Churchkhela.

Sip Beer at the Local Breweries

Beer fans will not be disappointed in Armenia! The best breweries in Armenia have a vast menu of beer and delicious food. Easily amongst Yerevan’s best places to visit, see innovative brewing technologies and taste popular beers.

Recommended For: Tasting bottled versions of bestselling beer in Armenia

Location(s): Armenia

Average Price: Varies 

Timings: Everyday 11 a.m- 12 a.m

Pro tip: Each batch of the brew has its own story. Ask the staff for information.

Take a Walk in the GUM Market

GUM Market-Buying great gifts for friends and family

Yes, you read it right- the GUM market in Yerevan is fun and vibrant. Learn about the food culture and capture the sweet side of Armenia in a special way. The beautiful building is dedicated exclusively to selling dried and candied fruits, spices, nuts, etc.

Recommended For: Buying great gifts for friends and family

Location(s):  Yerevan

Average Price: Free Entry

Timings: 11 a.m.– 5p.m

Pro tip: Do try Sujukh – a local candy-dipped nut treat.

Enjoy the Extraordinary Views from the Moscow Cinema

The Moscow Cinema-Yerevan Sightseeing for Theater Lovers

A powerful reminder of Yerevan from the Soviet days, Moscow Cinema still stands strong and tall. If you’re building your itinerary for things to do in Armenia on a 3-day holiday, then make sure to see this landmark located right next to Republic Square.

Recommended For: Yerevan Sightseeing | Theater Lovers

Location(s): Yerevan

Average Price: Varies

Timings: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Pro tip: Remember to take a few memorable pictures in front of the beautiful fountain outside.

Experience the Gastropolis Food Market

Gastropolis Food Market

If local food markets are a point of attraction, then you must visit the Gastropolis Food Market in Yerevan. Offering 12 distinct culinary concepts, this market is located close to Republic Square and offers everything from coffee to Asian menus to a pizzeria.

Recommended For: High-quality locally sourced produce

Location(s): Yerevan

Average Price: 500 AMD and above

Timings: 9 a.m.–12a.m (Mon-Sat) & 11 a.m- 12 a.m (Sundays)

Pro tip: The breakfast menu is known to be irresistible.

Take a Break on Saryan Street

Saryan Street-Exploring the best restaurants and fun vibes

Sightseeing can be tiring. When looking for laidback things to do in Yerevan at night, the answer is going to Saryan Street. A buzzing locality, the restaurants here have a wide range of items and cuisines, and the local live music creates a lively atmosphere.

Recommended For: Exploring the best restaurants and fun vibes

Location(s):  Yerevan

Average Price: Varies

Pro tip: Saryan Street has a reputation for being a wine lover’s paradise.

Get Acquainted with the Metro System

Yerevan Armenia Metro System

All the exploring requires a great transportation network. And luckily, Yerevan has one. One of the recommended things to do in Armenia includes getting familiar with the city on the metro with its 10 different stations that are artistic, convenient, and also historic.

Recommended For: Travelling around while exploring the art and history

Location(s):  Yerevan

Average Price: 100 AMD

Pro tip: No other city in Armenia has a metro system.

Admire Art at the Megerian Carpet Museum

things to do in Armenia for handicraft admirers

Armenians take a lot of pride in their tapestries and antique carpets. One of the best things to see in Armenia which deserves a mention is the Megerian Carpet Museum. With thousands of carpets in their collection, this is a private museum run by the Megerian family. If you take an avid interest in handicrafts and traditional weaving techniques, then you must visit this haven.

Recommended For: Learning about Armenian tapestries and carpet weaving

Location(s):  Yerevan

Average Price: 2500 AMD

Timings: 9 a.m- 6 p.m (Mon-Sat) [closed on Sundays]

Pro tip: Some tours have dinner and music afterwards. Check availability.

Make a Stop at the Yerevan History Museum

things to do in Armenia for art and history enthusiasts

With all the history and culture around you, things to see in Yerevan include the Yerevan History Museum. Get ready for a collection of over 9000 objects and artefacts that will take you for a walk back into ancient times. A few highlights include carved stone statues, armour, jewellery, etc. If you are a history buff, then this place is a must-visit in Armenia.

Recommended For: History enthusiasts

Location(s):  Yerevan

Average Price: 2000 ADM

Timings: 11 a.m.– 5:30 p.m (Mon-Sat) (Sunday closed)

Pro tip: There are guided tours available for purchase.

Make Memories in Yerevan Botanical Garden

Yerevan Botanical Garden for Nature and park experiences, Couples Outing

As the name suggests, Yerevan’s gorgeous botanical garden is managed by the Armenian National Academy of Sciences. Nurturing a wide variety of plant collections, this huge garden is a refreshing break from city life to learn more about Armenia’s ecosystem and regional vegetation. If you love nature strolls, then be prepared to be in awe of this place.

Recommended For: Nature and park experiences, Couples Outing

Location(s):  Yerevan

Average Price: 300 AMD

Timings: 9 a.m- 5.30 p.m

Pro tip: There is a picnic area if you want to bring your snacks and relax in the gardens.

Forget Your Worries at Lake Parz

Lake Parz-Nature and park experiences

If you love to disconnect from the stress of everyday life, then Dilijan has exquisite things to do for tourists. Head over to the remote and serene Lake Parz located in Dilijan National Park. About 1,400 meters above ground, the views and winding paths of this Yerevan tourist spot will have you feeling refreshed in no time.

Recommended For: Nature and park experiences

Location(s):  Yerevan

Average Price: Free Entry

Pro tip: From zip line to rowing, there are plenty of family-friendly activities available.

Feel at Home at Noah’s Garden

A cultural exhibition store, Noah’s Garden (aka Noyan Aygi) is a fun concept offering distinct Armenian specialities under one roof. From wines, fruit vodkas, and cognacs to Armenian appetizers, you can also take fun pottery-making classes, learn woodwork, bake delicacies and feel like a local in Armenia.

Recommended For: Great food | Art demonstrations

Location(s):  Garni

Average Price: 1500 AMD

Timings: 10 a.m- 6 p.m Daily.

Pro tip: Do try the famous Armenian barbecue served at their restaurant.

Tour the Yerevan Brandy Factory

Tour Yerevan Brandy Factory

Unwind at the Yerevan Brandy Factory also known as “Ararat”- a famous brandy that it produces. A top tourist destination in both Armenia and Yerevan, this factory is a major exporter to Russia, with an impressive cellar you can tour. Get introduced to some of the best methods of brandy-making here.

Recommended For: Learning about brandy making 

Location(s): Yerevan

Average Price: Varies based on package

Timings: 9 a.m- 8 p.m Daily.

Pro tip: Take a factory tour with tasting included.

Do Not End Your Visit Without Dolma 

things to do in Armenia - exploring local flavours

Armenia truly loves Dolma. After Lavash (traditional Armenian bread and a mandatory part of most Armenian spreads), this is where their heart lies. In fact, there’s even a dolma festival if you’re looking for more culinary-interesting things to do on your holiday. The delicacy is made from stuffed grape leaves filled with ground beef, lamb and spices, a traditional Armenian speciality.

Recommended For: Trying traditional Armenian delicacies.

Location(s): Across Armenia

Average Price: Starts at 1,800 AMD (8-12 pieces)

Pro tip: Dolma is also sometimes written as “tolma” on the local menus.

Indulge at the Yerevan Mall

Yerevan Mall for local and brand shopping

A top-ranked shopping haven in Yerevan, get ready to enjoy some retail therapy at this fun place to visit in Armenia. Whether you are travelling alone or with kids, this is a perfect place to shop and chill. Experience the festive spirit, invest in top brands, and also save your appetite for some of the finest dining experiences in the city.

Recommended For: Terrific local and brand shopping 

Location(s): Yerevan

Timing: 10 a.m- 10 p.m everyday

Pro tip: The currency converter there is a convenient place to get local AMD.

Take a Walk in the Central Market

Central Market Shopping for local food specialities

Summing up our list of recommendations for the top things to do in Armenia is the Central Market. Whether you visit Armenia in November or any other month, drop by this spot for beautiful architecture. You would also find a great selection of local cheeses, dried fruits, spices, etc. 

Recommended For: Shopping for local food specialities

Location(s): Yerevan

Timing: Varies

Pro tip: Do try the free dried fruit samples before buying.

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