Lover”sPark is a favorite park among residents and tourists who come to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. It is also one of the oldest parks in the city. It dates back to the 18th century when it was known as Kozern Garden. The park is located opposite the Presidential Residence and close to the Parliament.
The Marshal Baghramyan metro station is under the park standing in the northwestern corner.On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin the park was named in his honor. Then in 1970, it was renamed Barekamutyun or Comradeship in tribute to the friendship of all of the Soviet Union member nations. The wonderful name of Lovers Park was given in 1995 because it had become a favorite place for couples. The park got a full renovation in 2005 and was reopened in 2008.
In 2010 the statue of prominent Armenian poet Gevorg Emin was erected in the park
and in 2014 the Obsidian Heart artwork by artist Jean-Michel Othonie was erected.
Today it is a lovely and lush green park. Its design was inspired by traditional Japanese landscaping. There is a small artificial lake with two islands.
Near the lake is an amphitheater that offers open-air cinema during the summer.
A nice place to relax is the Achajour, a cafe for summer lunches. In the park, you can see sculptures, mini-waterfalls and plenty of cozy corners. In the evenings there is decorative lighting making everything seem like a fantasy.
Nearby it is worth visiting the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. The exterior is very impressive.
The Cascade Yerevan, a giant stairway which is worth climbing for awesome views even as far as Mount Ararat on sunny days.
In front, you’ll find the statue of Alexander Tamanyan who was an Armenian neo-Classical architect. He designed the city of Yerevan.