Republic Square is a splendid ensemble of buildings and a monumental structure, designed by the prominent Armenian architect, academician A. Tamanyan in 1926, who also drew up the first general plan of Yerevan and designed many of the city’s buildings, which are now the pride of the Armenian capital. Till the collapse of the Soviet Union the square bore a name of V.I. Lenin with a panoramic view of Ararat and Aragats mounts. The square unified architectural style is completed with the “singing fountains”, being reconstructed in 2007.
Though Yerevan is crowded in every season, you’ll hardly find a place at the Republic Square in the summer months. Hundred of locals and visitors gather here in the evenings to enjoy the wonderful play of the streams of water, lit by all the colours of the rainbow where Armenian and foreign classical and variety of music can be heard. Republic square is the city’s main administrative center, as it combines the Government Building, the Foreign Ministry of the RA, National Art Gallery and History Museum, “Armenia Marriott Hotel” and the Post Office. Talking about the square we cannot but mention about the huge clock on the tower of the Government building. It was made in Moscow and was transfered to Yerevan in 1941. It’s already 69 years the clock has chimed the time once in an hour. The biggest of the bells is 25 pounds, the others – 1,5 to 4 pounds. The diameter of the clock is 4 meter, the length of the big arrow is 170 cm, and the length of the small arrow is 112 cm.
The Republic Square is intersected by Amiryan Street, Abovian Street, Nalbandian Street, V. Sargsyan Street and Tigran Mets Street, each of which will further be involved in our issues. So, let’s take care of Yerevan, as it is our city, the capital of our Republic.