The giant stairway in Yerevan downtown

Facts about The Cascade Yerevan

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The Cascade Yerevan

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The Cascade Monument is the beating heart of Yerevan. It is where the youth gathers for drinks, it is where all open-air concerts are held, it is where you can capture the best panorama of Yerevan.

The construction of the Cascade began in 1971 and was partly completed in 1980. However, since then, the monument in the city center of Yerevan was undergoing renovations to become more appealing and more unique. The final and current form of this staircase-formed monument has been standing there since its last phase of renovation in 2009. It consists of 572 steps.

Cascade in Yerevan

In front of the Cascade there is a statue of Alexander Tamanyan, an Armenian neoclassical architect.

The Cascade has been everyone’s all-time favorite not only because of these high-end valuable artworks, but also because of the fantastic view of the city that one can enjoy from the top of the Cascade. If the view is clear, you even can have a great view of Mount Ararat.

Yerevan Cascade

The total height of the Cascade in Yerevan is 118 meters (387 feet).

Art Museum and Cafes

Due to the Armenian-American businessman and art collector Gerard Cafesjians’s investments and connections, the Cascade became a valuable open-air and free-access modern art museum. Artists like Fernando Botero, Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan, Jaroslava Brychtova or Jaume Plensa are featured at the Cascade, and all passers-by have a chance to enjoy their masterpieces for free.

The Cascade also became an auspicious venue for youth pastime because of the recent emergence of cozy terraced cafes that allow friendly gatherings, lively conversations and, why not, productive business meetings. The foot of the Cascade staircases became the perfect place for jazz concerts, traditional Armenian dancing masterclasses and more.


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How to get there

Yerevan Cascade by car

By car

The Yerevan Cascade is located in the city center. We recommend you to go there by foot.

Yerevan Cascade by minibus

By minibus

The Yerevan Cascade is located in the city center. We recommend you to go there by foot.

Yerevan Cascade by plane

By plane

From the International Airport in Yerevan it takes around 25 minutes by car.

Yerevan Cascade by train

By train

The Yerevan Cascade is located in the city center. We recommend you to go there by foot.

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Impressions

Cascade Yerevan
Cascade Yerevan
Cascade Yerevan
Cascade Yerevan
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