Yerevan is a very old city, located not far from the famous Mount Ararat, whose summit, crowned in eternal snow, offers an absolutely glorious panorama. The city was founded nearly 2,800 years ago. Today, it retains a uniformly spartan architectural style, inherited from the Soviet epoch in the 1930s. It is therefore necessary to go into the museums and monuments to appreciate its cultural value. You will visit the Museum of modern art, which retraces Armenian art in the second half of the 20th century. The Maténadaran library has 17,000 manuscripts that are at least a thousand years old. They tell the life of the country at the time when it was still called the State of Urartu. Slightly outside the town, the Memorial to the 1915 genocide commemorates the massacre of one and a half million Armenians by the Ottomans. Finally, the National History Museum plunges you into the heart of the Armenian civilisation with its archaeological and ethnological collections.