Yerevan Opera House and French Square are actually a crossroads. The French painter statue erected in the center of the round square is a gift from the French government. It was made by the famous Auguste Rodin. It was built in 1933 on the south side of French Square. The Yerevan Opera House in 1953 included a concert hall and a ballet theatre completed in 1953. The designer was Alexander Tamanian himself. The Freedom Square in front of the gate was formerly known as Opera Square or Theater Square. On both sides of the square are bronze statues of Armenian composers and poets and writers. I don't know the names.
Liberty Square is also the main place for public demonstrations, but it is peaceful on weekdays. Many teenagers who play BMX and skateboard practice here. On holidays, it becomes a children's playground, surrounded by large inflatable amusement facilities and tents.
A great opera house, where you can enjoy ballet and musicals on one side and symphony and piano solo on the other. Ticket prices range from 1,000 AMD to 20,000 AMD (1 USD equals 480 AMD). Liberty Square is right in front of the Opera House. There are many restaurants and music bars nearby, suitable for gatherings of family and friends.
Yerevan’s city center is not big, but the artistic atmosphere is still very strong. Opera house, ballet theater. All performing inside! The sculpture of the playwright outside also gives people a feeling of contemplation and solemnity.
In the afternoon, we left the hotel and walked to Freedom Square. The main building of this square is a huge opera house. The opera house was built in 1933 and was designed by the Armenian architect Alexander Tamanyan. It is a very famous landmark building in the capital Yerevan, including two halls: the Alam Khachaturian Concert Hall with 1,400 seats and the Alexander Spandarian National Opera and Ballet Theater with 1,200 seats. . The shape of the building is very distinctive. To the south of the Opera House are Freedom Square and Swan Lake. The square and the lake are not big. After watching the outside scene of the Opera House, we walked along the spacious pedestrian street to explore the street scene, and headed to the scheduled car rental shop at the other end of the pedestrian street.
Initial impression of Yerevan. A 30-minute drive from the airport to Yerevan city centre. After checking into the hotel, we started our walk: to the Opera House in the city center. Along the way, I took a lot of pictures of local people on the pedestrian boulevard. Ladies are not willing to take photos with me. The men are very enthusiastic. There are also pictures of local police officers. This is the Grand Opera House, which opened to the public in January 1933.