Yerevan Cascade

10 Tamanyan Street, Yerevan


Yerevan Cascade is a stairway which links two important parts of the city; Center and Monument. It is the most popular area both for the locals and for the tourists. The design of the stairway and the surrounding area is a successful mixture of innovative solutions and traditional, historical details.
The construction of Cascade was completed in 1980 by the most outstanding Armenian architects. Inside the construction Cafesjian Museum of Art is situated. It has several halls connected to each other by escalators. Part of the museum is free of charge. Outside, along the open air stairway, on different levels of construction, there are many fountains and sculptures. The statue of smoking woman and the huge cat are housed here. 
It’s a favorite place especially for youngsters. There are many cafes restaurants and pubs around Cascade. Many open air concerts and events are also held there.

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  • DevilMayCry

    - 25 July 2018 -

    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!!

  • Srecko Grabovac

    - 17 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Andreas Larsen Rübner-Petersen

    - 08 July 2018 -

    The building is very beautiful, but it still isn't finished. If you go to the top, you can see that they are still building. The museum is 90% free, but the exhibitions are very small and limited. There is a escalator inside, if you don't want to climb all the stairs of the building.

  • Steven Boyajian

    - 02 June 2018 -

    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.

  • Bettina Dyer

    - 29 May 2018 -

    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!)

  • Yaniva Cesa Agesti

    - 30 January 2018 -

    The place is really massive, beautiful view and really cool architecture, we can go up the hill with stairy road, I've never visit a place like this before, it's just beautiful and unique

  • roopa rosario

    - 19 January 2018 -

    Must visit place in Yerevan. Beautiful architecture. Their museum is only open until 8pm costs 1000amd. We arrived at 7:20 and by 7:40 they had already closed top floors.

  • Narek Ohanyan

    - 12 January 2018 -

    A great architectural building. Visiting this place during late spring or early summer are the best times. The fountains are really nice, as are the sculptures and statues. The art inside is also decent. The escalators are efficient and clean. Everything inside is also clean. A very nice place.

  • VG

    - 30 December 2017 -

    Really nice view and excellent location however the modern art doesn't fit the theme of the city very well.

  • Travis Witt

    - 22 November 2017 -

    Been here a million times since there is only so much to do in Yerevan on a given day. The lower portion of the complex and museum is quite impressive and the gardens are well maintained. It is the Yerevan’s pride and joy, and provides great views of the City and Sis and Masis (Mt. Ararat) when they aren’t obscured by air pollution. The top tiers were never finished and have been under construction for years now. A walk to the top is still worth the visit nevertheless.

  • Anna Zhdanova

    - 04 March 2018 -

    Обязательно к посещению, весной и летом очень зелено, вид на весь город!

  • Olga Philips

    - 14 February 2018 -

    Шикарное архитектурное сооружение поражает масштабом. С самого верха - великолепнейший вид на город.

  • Krystallia Dimitriadou

    - 27 December 2017 -

    One of the most beautiful places to visit in Yerevan! Climb the hill! The view is breathtaking!

  • Kristina Musheghyan

    - 18 October 2017 -

    Красиво многолюдно и весело

  • Diana Mirakyan

    - 30 September 2017 -

    This is an open door museum with art pieces in every corner. When you go up the stairs you'll have a fantastic view of the city. There are fountains nd flowers on all the levels.

  • Tatyana Abdulmenova

    - 24 September 2017 -

    Советский монументалистом с элементами национального декора. Необходимое для жарких летних дней место в Ереване

  • Hasan Heidary

    - 08 August 2017 -

    I like this place & you can find amazing sculptures there!!!!!!!

  • Frankie J. 😎 Grey

    - 03 August 2017 -

    One of the main interesting attractions to visit probably multiple times a day: a giant starway with five multiple levels, with interesting sculptures, fountain and park

  • Kristina Musheghyan

    - 18 July 2017 -

    Великолепный вид

  • Bahareh

    - 10 July 2017 -

    Its nice to take a walk here or even if you are up for it take the stairs.

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