Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan

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Explore a lavishly decorated stairway-building and a museum of art hidden inside the walls at Cafesjian Center for the Arts. 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 Cafesjian Center for the Arts visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yerevan using our Yerevan road trip app .
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  • Interesting statues and arts and one kind of an exercise going to the top .. I’m just wondering what they’re building in that space when reaching the top . I guess its more admirable during summer.....  more »
  • Got to see every details inside the “museum” and I was amazed the real beauty inside especially on the top with Swarovski crystals. Upon reaching the top (outside), a great view as if you’re on the...  more »
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  • AKA Cafesjian Museum Foundation it's an art museum in Yerevan. It's located in the central Kentron District. It's a complex of massive staircase with fountains, and art work in the area. There are 5 levels. Wear comfortable shoes and spend the day.
  • This Museum also known as the Cafesjian Museum Foundation. It is an art museum and located at the central Kentron District, in and around the Yerevan Cascade which is a complex of massive staircase with fountains, ascending up from the Tamanyan Street gardens and pedestrian zone. This museum offers a wide variety of exhibitions, derived from the Gerard "Cafesjian" collection of contemporary art. Museum has been Opened in November 2009, besides the exhibition of unique works of modern art, the museum offers a diverse program of Lectures, Films, Concerts, and Numerous Educational Initiatives for adults and children. Over one million people have visited the Center annually since its opening. Anyone coming to Yerevan as tourist or for sightseeing, surely plans to visit this beautiful museum.
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