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[[Image:Yerevan_from_cascades-dcp4671.jpg|thumb|350px|right|View of the Yerevan city center from the Cascades.]]
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[[Image:Cascade_in_spring.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Cascade, spring time, from the bottom.]]
The '''Cascade''' is a huge white stairwell built into a [[Yerevan]] hillside in the 1970s, with water fountains running down them, all reminescent of a natural cascade in a river or stream. It connects the central district to Haghtanak Park and the Nork area.
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[[Image:Yerevan_from_cascades-dcp4671.jpg|thumb|400px|right|View of the Yerevan city center from the top of Cascade.]]
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[[Image:Arm-navy-band-CIMG6283.JPG|thumb|400px|View of concert at Cascade from steps.]][[Image:Cascade_Flowers.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Flowerbeds of Cascade.]]
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The '''Cascade''' is a huge white stairwell built into a [[Yerevan]] hillside in the 1970s, with water fountains running down them, all reminescent of a natural cascade in a river or stream. It connects the central district to [[Haghtanak Park]] and the [[Monument Neighborhood]].
  
Although its original intent was as a monument, beginning in the 1990s the Cascade has been used as a discotech and cafe location. In 2006 the [[Armenian Navy Band]] put on an open-air concert at the Cascade.
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Although its original intent was as a monument, beginning in the 1990s the Cascade was home to a very progressive discotheque. Currently, in the summer months, the area becomes a hot spot for entertaining the general public with many free outdoor concerts.  Performers include some of Armenia's most popular musicians, as well as groups from abroad.
  
 
The Cascade is emerging as one of the focal points in Yerevan, similar to the [[Republic Square]]. It offers spectacular views of [[Mount Ararat]] and the city center. It is also popular for foreigners to jog on. Many tourists are often unaware that the structure has escalators so that they do not have to climb the stairs all the way to the top.
 
The Cascade is emerging as one of the focal points in Yerevan, similar to the [[Republic Square]]. It offers spectacular views of [[Mount Ararat]] and the city center. It is also popular for foreigners to jog on. Many tourists are often unaware that the structure has escalators so that they do not have to climb the stairs all the way to the top.
  
The structure was privatized by Gerard Cafesjian and the top is the site of construction for the [[Cafesjian Museum of Contemporary Art]]. Some statues by various artists have already been brought in and placed all along the Cascades, including works by Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova. There are two statues by Fernando Botero a [[Cat|black cat]] at the bottom and a Roman Gladiator at the top on the platform.
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The structure was privatized by [[Gerard Cafesjian]] and the top is the site of construction for the [[Cafesjian Museum of Contemporary Art]]. Some statues by various artists have already been brought in and placed all along the monument, including works by [[Lynn Chadwick]], [[Barry Flanagan]], [[Stanislav Libensky]] and [[Jaroslava Brychtova]], and [[Paul Cox]]. There are two statues by [[Fernando Botero]] a [[Cat|black cat]] at the bottom and a [[Roman Warrior]] at the top platform.
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==Map==
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<googlemap lat="40.191553" lon="44.516312" zoom="17"></googlemap>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* http://www.cmf.am - Cafesjian Museum Foundation
 
* http://www.cmf.am - Cafesjian Museum Foundation
  
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==See also==
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*[[Downtown Yerevan Street Map]]
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[[Category:Armenian Tourist Attractions]]
 
[[Category:Yerevan]]
 
[[Category:Yerevan]]

Latest revision as of 02:45, 15 October 2010

Cascade, spring time, from the bottom.
View of the Yerevan city center from the top of Cascade.
View of concert at Cascade from steps.
Flowerbeds of Cascade.

The Cascade is a huge white stairwell built into a Yerevan hillside in the 1970s, with water fountains running down them, all reminescent of a natural cascade in a river or stream. It connects the central district to Haghtanak Park and the Monument Neighborhood.

Although its original intent was as a monument, beginning in the 1990s the Cascade was home to a very progressive discotheque. Currently, in the summer months, the area becomes a hot spot for entertaining the general public with many free outdoor concerts. Performers include some of Armenia's most popular musicians, as well as groups from abroad.

The Cascade is emerging as one of the focal points in Yerevan, similar to the Republic Square. It offers spectacular views of Mount Ararat and the city center. It is also popular for foreigners to jog on. Many tourists are often unaware that the structure has escalators so that they do not have to climb the stairs all the way to the top.

The structure was privatized by Gerard Cafesjian and the top is the site of construction for the Cafesjian Museum of Contemporary Art. Some statues by various artists have already been brought in and placed all along the monument, including works by Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, and Paul Cox. There are two statues by Fernando Botero a black cat at the bottom and a Roman Warrior at the top platform.


Map

<googlemap lat="40.191553" lon="44.516312" zoom="17"></googlemap>

External links

See also