Table of contents:

  1. 1. GUM market
  2. 2. Mergelyanovsky market
  3. 3. Gold Market
  4. 4. Vernissage
  5. 5. Petak
  6. 6. flower market
  7. 7. Gnuni building materials market
  8. 8. Market near Hrazdan stadium
  9. 9. Malatya Market
  10. 10. Can I pay by card?
  11. 11. Is it possible to bargain in the markets?
  12. 12. How to start selling at Verinsage?

Of the existing markets, 9 sites can be distinguished. Consider what and where it is more profitable to buy, in which markets they will let you taste, where to look for vintage curiosities and building materials.

More Markets

About other markets in Yerevan we wrote in the blog

GUM market

Specialization: food market
Working mode: daily, 11:00-17:00
Parking: There is a small parking lot, but during the day there are practically no places.
Payment: some pavilions have terminals, but it is better to take cash.
Location: Movses Khorenatsi street, 35

The largest covered market in the capital of Armenia. In the Soviet years, the State Department Store operated on the site of the market, and this is how the name appeared.

It is here that they will give a try, advise what and how to cook, what to buy for a particular dish.

The market is divided into several zones. It is best to start your tour with the pita bread section. If you want to cook a barbecue, then here you will find fresh meat: lamb, veal, pork, chicken and turkey. In the market, you can also buy basturma (a national delicacy made from dried meat) and sujukh (raw cured meat snack), dried fruits and spices.

Mergelyanovsky market

Specialization: vegetables, fruits, meat, herbs, pickles
Working mode: daily, 10:00-18:00
Parking: no parking near the area
Payment: Cash only
Location: Hakob Hakobyan street, 3

A small market in Arabkir district. Near the Mergelyan Institute, in the market of the same name, you will find homemade pickles, fresh fruits and vegetables, and various spices. The choice is wide, especially considering that there are no big markets in the area.

Of the minuses - the cost: almost all products are much more expensive than in other markets, but the quality is higher.

Gold Market

Specialization: jewelry
Working mode: Mon-Sat, 9:00-20:00; Sun: 9:00-21:00
Parking: There is a small car park next to the area.
Payment: most masters accept payment by card, but it is better to take cash.
Location: Movses Khorenatsi street, 24

The Gold Market (also known as "Golden Street") is located near Republic Square. It consists of dozens of shops and shops that offer jewelry made of silver, gold, platinum.

The Gold Market is not only a place for shopping, but also a kind of attraction. On Golden Street you will see professional jewelers at work. They can order custom-designed jewelry.


Specialization: flea market, carpet market, jewelry market
Working mode: daily, 10:00-20:00
Parking: there is no parking as such, we recommend leaving the car in a paid parking lot under Northern Avenue, 500 meters from the market
Payment: most of the craftsmen pay only in cash, in the stalls with decorations they can accept cards, but it is better to take cash with you
Location: Aram street

Vernissage - a market where they sell products of folk craftsmen, souvenirs, household items and decor. Here you can find national products: carpets, silk scarves, ceramics, bronze and silver products, national costumes, as well as souvenirs: magnets, postcards, flags, etc.

Vernissage is open daily, but is most active on weekends.

In the market, you can make an individual order from the selling masters. There are cafes and restaurants near Vernissage serving Armenian cuisine.

Vernissage is not only a place for shopping, but also a point of attraction. Exhibitions of national art, concerts, master classes and other events are held here.


Specialization: wholesale market, retail market
Working mode: daily, 8:00-20:00
Parking: there are places near the market area, but on weekdays you have to park a little further
Payment: a rare pavilion accepts card payments, there is an ATM near the entrance
Location: Arshakunyats Ave., 17

In the shopping center "Petak" you can find very cheap goods of acceptable quality. It sells: dried fruits, clothes, household items, stationery and much more at wholesale prices.

There are no luxury brands on Petak, but you can buy everything for your home, everyday life, goods for children and animals.

When the market is down

Petak is closed on the last Sunday of the month and every 10th of the month.

flower market

Specialization: flowers
Working mode: daily, 6:00-9:00 (not 21:00!), on holidays the market is open a little longer
Parking: there is space for parking
Payment: Cash only
Location: st. Shirak, 43

The flower market in Yerevan is a place for selling flowers at affordable, unlike city prices. In the market you will find many typical and exotic flowers: roses, lilies, carnations, tulips, orchids.

Most often, this place is visited by florists, designers and event organizers who want to buy fresh, but inexpensive flowers.

We recommend that you first study how to check the degree of freshness of the buds in order to be able to bargain on the market.

Gnuni building materials market

Specialization: building materials, household items
Working mode: daily, depending on the seller, we recommend coming from 10:00 to 19:00
Parking: Despite the fact that it is located in the very center of the city, the location is extremely for motorists: shops and stalls with goods are located in a chaotic manner, and there are practically no parking spaces.
Payment: some pavilions accept card payments, but there are very few of them
Location: Vardanants street, 15/2

Market near Hrazdan stadium

Specialization: clothes and shoes
Working mode: 08:00-14:00 (weekend)
Payment: Cash only
Location: Kilikia quarter, 3/15 (next to the stop "Brazil")

The flea market is located right next to the Hrazdan stadium near the upper tier. The assortment includes not only clothes and shoes, but construction tools, decor items, dishes, textiles, children's toys and much more. An important detail is the ability to bargain: at Krchibazar, as the townspeople called it, you can reduce the prices of goods by 1.5-2 times.

Malatya Market

Specialization: Clothes, shoes, accessories
Working mode: 09:00-19:00 (Mon-Sat)
Payment: Cash only
Location: st. Svachyan, 27/16

In the area of Malatia-Sebastia there is a large covered market, a local "second hand" where you can find clothes, shoes, accessories, household goods. At the beginning of 2023, information spread in the media that due to problems with fire safety, the market would be closed. But to this day the market in Malatya continues its work. Website, mobile phone, information about the owners is missing.

Can I pay by card?

Most markets in Yerevan do not accept card payments. While pavilions with terminals are not uncommon in the major markets on our list, it is cash payment that is more common.

Is it possible to bargain in the markets?

In the markets in Yerevan, including the Vernissage, it is customary to bargain. It is part of the local culture and traditions. However, it must be understood that this is not always possible.

If you're buying from a local craftsman or vendor, try to bargain, but don't overdo it and drive prices down to unacceptable levels. It is important to respect the work and skill of local artists and artisans.

However, if you buy from a store in the market, and not in a pavilion, then haggling will be inappropriate, since prices have already been set.

How to start selling at Verinsage?

There are strict restrictions on street vending in Yerevan. Vendors at Vernissage hold a permit to sell items.

Of course, it is not uncommon for people to negotiate with market leaders and sell goods, but this is fraught with consequences.

If you want to sell at the Vernissage, we recommend that you refer to the guide. This can be done through local vendors.

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