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Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia. It is located in Central-West of the country, along the Hrazdanelva at the foot of Mount Ararat, at an altitude of about 1,000 metres above sea level. The town has a hold on third of Armenia's population. Between 1917 and 1991 the country was part of the Soviet Union. The site had strategic importance with its location on the Silk Road, the main trade route between Europe and Asia.

As a result of the country's economic growth, the city has undergone a major facelift since the beginning of the 21st century. century, and concentrating more on tourism. In the centre there is a large number of outside restaurants and cafes. The city has a number of cultural institutions, including the National Gallery of Armenia, Matenadaran-the library and opera Theater of Armenia. Another important point of interest is the Cascade, which contains the Cafesjian museum of art, and that gives a great view of the city and Ararat. Yerevan was promoted to World Book capital 2012 by UNESCO.

Yerevan has many luxury hotels, modern restaurants, bars, pubs and night clubs. In many places in Yerevan, Soviet Union is attractive to tourists, as the dancing fountains, Republic Square, the State Opera, the ruins from the Urartian city of Erebuni and the historic site of Karmir Blur. There are also many historical sites, churches and fortresses in the area.

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