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Yerevan Cascade

Yerevan Cascade

Architectural and monumental complex in Yerevan. It is a cascade of five open terraces.

On Freedom Square there is the Yerevan Cascade — a huge complex of stairs made of light travertine, stretching along a mountain slope, from the top of which a fantastic view of the city opens. In addition to urban architecture, in the field of view of your eyes there will be magnificent landscapes to the peaks of Greater and Lesser Ararat - the sacred mountain of the Armenians. By the way, the mountain is practically inaccessible to Armenians, although it plays an important role in their culture and traditions, since it is located on the territory of Turkey, with which Armenia has quite tense relations. The cascade connects the center of Yerevan with the Monumental Quarter, and from here it is close to the amusement park "Victory Park" and the "Monument to the Mother of Armenia". There are seven escalators inside the Cascade that will take you up if you don't want to use the 572 steps. When you get to the top of the Yerevan Cascade, don't miss the sunset! We advise you to take a camera or capture a breathtaking view of the twin peaks of Greater and Lesser Ararat with your phone camera.

Designed by architects Jim Torosyan, Aslan Mkhitaryan and Sargis Gurzadyan, the construction of the cascade began in 1971 and was partially completed in 1980.


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Большой Каскад в Ереване


April 10, 2020

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