Republic Square is the heart of Alexander Tamanyan’s master plan of 1924-1936. Tamanyan with his colleagues transformed Yerevan into a modern city with new impressive buildings. Republic Square is one of the best ensembles of Armenian architecture. The authors of the construction of Republic Square received the State Prize of the USSR.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Republic Square by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Republic Square the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Republic Square depends on the weather conditions.
The construction of the four main buildings lasted from 1926 to 1958. The architect of the House of Government was Tamanyan himself, but after his death in 1936, the work was finished by his son Gevorg Tamanyan. Mark Grigoryan and Edward Sarapyan projected the buildings of Armenia Marriott Hotel and Trades-Union. MFA building and Ministries of Transport and Energy were projected by Samvel Sarafyan and Varazdad Arevshatyan. The building of National Gallery and Museum of History of Armenia was completed in 1975, by Mark Grigoryan’s plan.
Due to the singing fountains in front of the National Gallery, Republic Square became one of the most popular leisure places within locals; concerts are usually organized here under the open sky. The fountains were restored in 2007 and equipped with modern computer laser effects. It seems as if the fountains are “dancing” to the music; the colors change as well; on the screen made up of water jets, holographic images appear, creating, in fact, an amazing view.