Stepanakert city is the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Stepanakert city is the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The most significant architectural object of the city is a monument on the top of a green hill called "We and Our Mountains”. It is also affectionately called "Grandma and Grandpa”. The unusual monument is dedicated to elderly people and is made in the form of a couple.
By the way there are many long-livers in Nagorno-Karabakh. The central place in Stepanakert is Veratsnund square where the majority of administrative buildings are located. The beautiful Alley of lovers leads to the city stadium from here. Travelers in Stepanakert have the opportunity to settle in one of five local hotels. The city also has a theater, library and other cultural and entertainment attractions.
HOW TO GET STEPANAKERT CITY FROM YEREVAN?
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Stepanakert city 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 Stepanakert city the trip will not seem long.
WEATHER IN STEPANAKERT CITY
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 Stepanakert city depends on the weather conditions.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT STEPANAKERT CITY
As a settlement the city was formed at the beginning of the 19th century, on the site of the village Vararakn, which is located on the present territory of the city. The city is located on the eastern slope of the Artsakh mountain range, on the left bank of the Vararakn River (the tributary of the Karkar River); on 850 m above sea level. The first plan for designing and building the city of Stepanakert was developed by Alexander Tamanyan (1926); the second - Slobotianik (1938); the third - B. Dadashyan (1968). However, the architects adhered to Tamanian's project.
Stepanakert is a major city and the capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it has a population of 54,500 people (year 2013). Before the city was founded, on this territory there was an old Armenian settlement called Vararakn, which has more than two hundred years of history.
Stepanakert Armenian State Dramatic Theater named after V. Papazyan plays an invaluable role in the cultural life of Artsakh. The theater was founded in 1932. It is worth remembering that during the years, when the territory was governed by Azerbaijan, plays on the history of the Armenian nation were almost completely excluded from the list of the only state dramatic theater in the Armenian region. Even the word "Armenian" was removed from the signboard of the theater.