Singing Fountains in Yerevan

Singing Fountains in Yerevan

The first singing and dancing fountains in the Soviet Union appeared in Yerevan in the late 1960s. The beautiful performance, accompanied by the rhythmic, music and dance of water jets, fascinate the guests and residents of Yerevan. People often gather in the evenings on the main square of the city to see a bright show.

The singing fountains of Yerevan are open daily, except Mondays, from 20:00 to 22:00. The show season starts in late May and ends in September. The repertoire ranges from classical music and rock hits of the 60s and 70s to modern popular songs. The performance traditionally ends with the composition "Eternal Love" by Charles Aznavour.


Initially, the idea to combine jets of water soaring into the sky, music, and light, appeared in Germany in the 1920s. The innovation quickly gained popularity and soon appeared in the USSR. A talented engineer Abram Abrahamyan was invited to design the light and sound show of the fountains. He completed the task in just three years. The show of dancing fountains quickly won the hearts of locals.

For many years the famous Yerevan fountains were operating regularly. However, after the collapse of the USSR and the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, they fell silent for many years. Renovation works were carried out in 2006. By the 16th anniversary of Armenia's independence, on September 21 in 2006, everyone's favorite singing fountains in Yerevan were reopened to the public.