Armenia can look back on a millennia-old Christian culture and is considered an insider tip for tourists thanks to its countless monasteries, cultural monuments and dreamlike beautiful Caucasus landscapes. The capital Yerevan is a city full of contrasts when it comes to its architecture: monumental Soviet heritage is mixed with modern buildings, old churches and traditional houses. Yerevan can be experienced as both a modern metropolis and as one of the oldest cities in the world. Yerevan is also called the “Pink City” because of its countless pink tufa-brick buildings. Its panorama is dominated by the snow-covered Ararat Massif. This mountain, on which, according to tradition, Noah and his ark landed, towers four kilometres above the city and can be seen from almost every point in Yerevan. Don’t miss the Republic Square, the cascades and at least one of the many churches.