If you are going to visit Armenia and its ancient capital Yerevan, then you should visit the Republic Square, which is called “the heart of Yerevan, considered one of the most amazing and famous places of the capital. The famous singing fountains are also situated on the Republic Square right next to the History Museum and Art Gallery.
The singing and dancing fountains attract both travelers and locals. Fountains include a colorful light show and feature not only classical music but also pop, rock, and jazz. Flanked by landmark buildings such as the national museum, the fountain and its surrounding places make a popular gathering place for locals. Every day at 21:00, except Monday, hundreds of adults and children are there to enjoy a unique combination of dancing water and music – an extraordinary visualization of the world classical masterpieces. Crowds of all ages gather around the pool, taking a stroll or sitting on benches to enjoy the evening show.
Yerevan is also famous for its drinking fountains or as Armenian say pulpulak. The drinking fountain of the Square was built in 1965. It consists of seven small fountains and is called “Yot Ahpyur” which means “Seven Springs” in Armenian. They were erected in memory of dead relatives and it so happens that by drinking from them a passer-by gives a bow and his blessing to the person in whose memory the pulpulak was constructed. The Seven Springs pulpulak was installed next to the National Gallery in 1965. According to a legend, the Seven Springs are on Mount Aragats. Epic heroes drank water from them and became strong and brave and defeated all of their enemies.
The famous singing fountains are also situated on the Republic Square right next to the History Museum and Art Gallery. Tourists from all over the world come here to admire the attractive, unusual, and attractive views of them. Fountains work every day from late May to October, making gorgeous music. The program of the show includes the world’s classical masterpieces, national music, rock, and pop. The show always ends with the song of Charles Aznavour “Eternal Love”. Both the fountains and their colors change according to the rhythm of the song or music played.
The program is so charming, inspiring, and romantic, that you will never get tired watching it. No wonder that for many Yerevan residents the visit to fountains has become a nice tradition.
Made by Melanya Hovhannisyan