Soviet Yerevan Walking Tour

Our Soviet Yerevan Walking Tour covers Soviet Armenian history, art, architecture, scientific and cultural life. It takes you to areas in the center of the city (and a bit to the south) and shows you the visible and the hidden Soviet stuff and tells you their interesting stories. Some of the highlights of the tour: Republic Square with some of the Soviet details still remaining, a post office, Soviet statues and monuments, the Children’s Park, typical Soviet Armenian buildings and courtyards, Soviet Social Modernist (and some Brutalist) architecture and a metro ride to the train station and back to Baghramyan Avenue to the Supreme-Soviet and Polit-Buro buildings of ASSR…

We finish the tour by the Cascade Complex and give you a free copy of Backpackers’ Map of Yerevan and directions up to the Victory Park and Mother Armenia Statue.

Sovietization of Armenia was declared from this balcony on the second floor on the 3rd of December, 1920.
What time do we meet?

16:00 (4pm).

Which days?

Thursdays, but by reservation only. For other days, contact us if you are a group of 5 people or above and we’ll let you know how it works.


By the entrance to the History Museum on Republic Square. Not by the pond, not by the fountains. The address of the museum is 4 Republic Square, and we meet by it’s main entrance (on Republic Square side not on Aram Street).

Pls note that when you Google our tour it leads you to another tour on Google Maps as our tour listing was merged into the other tour by mistake. That’s why we chose Yandex Maps here. So, if you chose our tour reserve* here on our site 😉

How do we find the guide?

Look for the guide with Yerevan Free Walking Tour (orange logo) badge. We don’t use umbrellas or flags.

What language?

For the time being the tour is available only in English.

How long does it take?

Around 2.5 hours.

How many kilometers does it run?

Around 3km walking and another 4km by the metro.

Is it an easy walk?

Yes. It includes a metro ride too.

Do we do the tours if it rains or snows?

Yes we do, but pls let us know if you want to cancel.

Why is it free?

Free walking tours are done almost everywhere in the world. Guides don’t get paid a fixed salary. Travelers don’t pay anything up ahead, but tip the guide at the end. It’s up to the traveler to appreciate the tour and decide how much to give.

*How do I book?

In order to secure your participation in our tours, please reserve by going to the Contact page and mentioning ‘S‘ in the Which Tour Section, and we’ll get back to you to reconfirm.


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