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Yerevan Cascade, Yerevan

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Explore a lavishly decorated stairway-building and a museum of art hidden inside the walls at Yerevan Cascade. The 118 m (387 ft) tall landmark embodies the transition from the Soviet era to democracy: partially completed before the devastating earthquake and breakup of the USSR, the complex was finalized in 2002, marking the country's economic revitalization and opening of cultural borders. As you approach the monumental site, observe the designed fountains, courtyards, and sculptures located on terraces and platforms. The interior contains an intricate network of halls and corridors--all connected to the outdoors via series of escalators. When you reach the top of the stairway, enjoy a panoramic view of the city center and Mount Ararat. Plan your Yerevan Cascade visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yerevan using our Yerevan road trip app .
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  • Interesting place. Contemporary art, recreation place, a place for sports (staircase). Luxury view and, if lucky, Ararat. Curious installations. Recommend.
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  • A good activity to do with great views over the city. The cascade is a pretty unique looking fixture.  more »
  • Cute cozy place tourists and locals! The top can be reached by escalators and descend the stairs of the complex, gorgeous city view, and if you're lucky-you see and Ararat! We were lucky!
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  • Loved this place! We were in Yerevan for 12 days and visited this amazing centre for the Arts twice. Inside is various artworks & galleries on different levels all accessible by long steep escalators that seem to go up forever!! There is also a lovely arty gift shop on the ground floor where we purchased jewellery & leatherware produced by Armenian craftspeople. Our favourite part was the outside spaces, with sculpture & creative architecture. Each level is accessed by steps which lead to the top. The view from here is awesome especially on a clear day you can see across Yerevan ( Mount Ararat in the distance!) Be prepared for the long walk up. Or take the escalator internally & there are doors to the outside on each level. The area at ground level has some amusing pieces.... We especially liked the curvy lady statue! A must see place when in Yerevan. ( note: the inside galleries & gift shop are only open on Fri, Sat & Sun. The escalators & outside areas are open everyday!)
  • The museum has modern and abstract art inside at different levels. It's pretty but the best part was getting on to the highest point on the cascade and witnessing an amazing view of Yerevan from the top. So beautiful and excellent place to snap some memories. Enjoy!!
  • The Cascade is a beautiful gathering spot filled with many sculptures. There are also many restaurants on both sides of the Cascade. Climb up the flight of stairs to get a view of the city. Especially nice to sit along the Cascade and people watch in the evening.
  • The cascade is a must see. It was a cloudy day when we visited which was great as there are a lot of stairs to climb. The art work inside the cascade is worth a see. You can either climb the stairs outstide or view the art work inside and take the inside elevator. You have amazing views of the city from the top. Worht a visit and a look at the sculptures in the garden below.
  • Beautiful view in spite of the fact that it is not finished yet. Different during day or night. Be sure to walk to the top and Enjoy the cafes at the bottom. Nerd at least a few hours to take it all in. Probably twice that to really appreciate.
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