The Cascade (Armenian: Կասկադ, Kaskad) is a giant stairway made of limestone in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood (Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun districts). Designed by architects Jim Torosyan, Aslan Mkhitaryan, and Sargis Gurzadyan the construction of the cascade started in 1971 and was partially completed in 1980.
Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps, are seven escalators that rise along the length of the complex. There are also exhibit halls connected to some of the landings along the escalators which compose the Cafesjian Museum of Art.
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Narek Ohanyan | Jan 12, 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.
Travis Witt | Nov 22, 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.
Blackcat BeFierceBe You Chefao! | Sep 12, 2017
Amazing Armenia. Such beautiful memories of the motherland. A beautiful, vast open air museum, in the city of open air. I could walk there all day, and never feel tired. What a feeling, walking through these beautiful streets of Yerevan . Pure nostalgia. A must in your excursion to this city of wonder. Սւծհ բեաւտյ! Ամազինգ հայաստան. Աւծհ բեաւտիֆւլ մեմորիես ոֆ տհե մոտհերլանդ. Ա բեաւտիֆւլ, վաստ ոպեն աիր մւսեւմ. Տհանկ յու, արմենիս! Цщтвукагд учзукшутсую ерфтл нщг ыщ ьгср!
roopa rosario | Jan 19, 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.
Yaniva Cesa Agesti | Jan 30, 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
Alberto Antoniazzi | Apr 4, 2018
Beautiful architecture and greatly integrated with the uphill part of the city. Interesting exhibition inside as well. Recommended 👌🏼
Ara Salam | Mar 17, 2018
ماشاء لله The Cascade (Armenian: Կասկադ Kaskad) is a giant stairway made of limestone in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Ketron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. Designed by architects Jim Torosyan, Aslan Mkhitaryan, and Sargis Gurzadyan the construction of the cascade started in 1971 and was partially completed in 1980. Quick facts: Construction started, Architect … Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps, are seven escalators that rise along the length of the complex. There are also exhibit halls connected to some of the landings along the escalators which compose the Cafesjian Museum of Modern Art. The exterior of The Cascade features multiple levels adorned with fountains and modernist sculptures from the Cafesjian collection. The stairs afford walkers unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat. At the base of the Cascade is a garden court yard with statues by contemporary sculptures such as Botero. There are a number of cafes and restaurants on both sides of the Cascade frequented by locals and tourists. Classical and jazz concerts often take place at the Cascade during spring, summer and early autumn, with spectators sitting on the steps
Iren Petrosyan | Apr 10, 2018
The best part of Armenia. You can see Yerevan clearly. Every part of it. It's beautiful. And of course the mountain Ararat. My love 😂 except I can't see something beautiful in fat naked bodies, blue kiwis, rabbits trying to recreate Nazi symbol. But when you look at it otherwise it's kind of cool. I still love Cascade and it's still one of must be places in Yerevan.
Keluarga Pelancong | Apr 18, 2018
The park in front of the cascade was just georgeous. With many arts from recycled things. We were there in a deep winter days. The roads was full of snow. also the cascade complex. It was just grey and cloudy and foggy. I just climb half way on the cascade to see the view of the city. But failed to do so because of the fog.
Huzefa Diwan | Apr 28, 2018
Good place to hang around until late night. Good for all ages. Many restaurants around too.
Jhay Morales | Apr 15, 2018
A very Lovely place to spent the night or day for the sunrise & sunset views... A 1000 steps walk stretch along the hillside valley of the Capital Yerevan Armenia...!!! A good place to spent the time with friends & families, as it offers recreations, restaurants & bars across the area...!!!
Bettina Dyer | May 29, 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!)
Steven Boyajian | Jun 2, 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.
manish kotecha | May 28, 2018
Cascade complex is the central attraction of Yerevan. It has roughly 300 steps and one can have a beautiful view of the city from the top. There is an art museum below the steps of the cascade and has escalator in the museum. If the museum is open, one can go to the top of Cascade using escalator.
Roopjeet B Patro | Jul 4, 2018
Great hangout for the people of Yerevan. In the evenings, the place lights up with people all around. There are cafés on both sides of the complex. You can easily spend 30 minutes here since you can find the quaintly designed footwalk and myriad of stairs with bridges on both sides, with monuments located in every corner. The total number of steps is a whopping 528.
DevilMayCry | Jul 25, 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!!
Aris Gazarian | Jul 26, 2018
Great city view from the top. And a very interesting art museum inside. There are escalators for those who are not willing to climb the 573 (yeah, I counted them! 😅) stairs. Also, very interesting exhibits on the square. I really loved this place. And, on the other side of the road, Santa Fe coffee bar & restaurant. The bartenders super friendly, polite and experienced. I totally recommend it, especially if there's a football match, which you can enjoy with the huge tv screens. Go for it guys, it's a great place to be in Yerevan!
Britmand Wong | Jul 31, 2018
The Cascade is a beautiful gathering spot filled with many sculptures. There are also many restaurants on both sides of the Cascade. Climb up the flight of stairs to get a view of the city. Especially nice to sit along the Cascade and people watch in the evening.
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