Kond Pedestrian Tunnel

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Kond Pedestrian Tunnel
3.5

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Sandra F
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions
Super cool!
Sep 2019
This tunnel is super cool and you can get some great photos in it!
At first it might seems to be scary or quite strange but definitely a super cool place to visit!
Children and their parents were crossing this tunnel as it leads to a children park.
Soviet Architecture enthusiasts will love this tunnel.
Written September 27, 2019
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Aram K
Yerevan, Armenia934 contributions
Barely functional tunnel
Jul 2016 • Family
During the Soviet time 2 parallel tunnels were built to connect the Kids amusement park in Hrazdan gorge to city downtown. The tunnel served for buses to take kids from Mashtots street to the amusement park and back. One of the tunnels was closed permanently after operating ffor couple of years. The other one was restored and still serving as a pedestrian walkway. From time to time kids buses still use the tunnel, although the entrance is generally closed for cars. Between the tunnel exit and Mashtots street there is a half-constructed and abandoned from Soviet times park, which is going to be the place for "Old Yerevan" project.
Written October 16, 2016
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Raha A
8 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2016 • Friends
I was there at night around 10 . At first it seems scary but I saw some couples was passing the tunnel so I did it . Great experience but I suggest to go there with some others not alone.
Written August 18, 2016
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alexey2612
Moscow, Russia15,936 contributions
For architecture buffs
Oct 2015 • Solo
This tunnel is of no value from the point of view of transportation. It is interesting to visit as an experiment of architecture. I walked along it. Usually such shady places are inhabited by weird people, but this one was empty.
Written July 15, 2016
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N.T.
Yerevan, Armenia304 contributions
time travel
Aug 2015
This is tunnel connecting two absolutely different parts of the city - center downtoun with Hrazdan gorge. Buil in soviet period - nothing has changed, poor condition and not looked after for ages. Nevertheless is kind of time travel when you pass or bike via tunnel.
Written September 18, 2015
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wurld-travulur
Boston, MA5 contributions
Creepy place... interesting but not that exciting
Jul 2015 • Solo
It's cool. I won't lie, it is pretty cool. Lots of graffitti but it's dirty and there's no real reason to go there unless you're walking to the Hotel Hrazdan or to the river or whatever else you may be doing down there. DOn't go there at night either it's dangerous.
Written August 3, 2015
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Aramissimo V
Ljubljana, Slovenia98 contributions
For curious tourists
Jul 2015 • Solo
The tunnel itself does not represent any specific value since it's dysfunctional (people tend to avoid it). Otherwise it has an interesting architectural approach typical of soviet era.
Written July 6, 2015
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PatrickM_Travels
Almaty, Kazakhstan1,793 contributions
Useful and very interesting pedestrian access tunnel from downtown to Hrazdan Gorge
Jan 2015 • Couples
This tunnel is a useful pedestrian access point, and also a rather interesting Soviet-era attraction in its own right. At the far northwest end of Misak Manushyan Park, between Aram St and Pavstos Buzand St, beginning just under the Main Post Office, is a long underground pedestrian tunnel running all the way to Dzorapi St and the Hrazdan River. The tunnel is about 460 meters (1500 ft) long and is very well-illuminated, although does suffer from a tremendous amount of graffiti. It is dug hundreds of feet directly underneath St. Hovhannes Church and under Martiros Saryan St and Paronyan St. The tunnel slopes slightly downward, perhaps at a 2 to 3 degree angle in the direction of the river.

On the east end of the tunnel is the Misak Manushyan Park, which is an old Soviet-era park with dilapidated fountains and crumbling sidewalks. On the west end of the tunnel is the Hrazdan Gorge, the Yerevan Children's Railway (recently refurbished in 2012), a small amusement park, and an old hydroelectric dam on the river.

I tried hard to find a more detailed history of the Mashtots-Hrazdan Pedestrian Tunnel, but I could not find any reliable information on this Soviet-era public works project. There are actually two tunnels running parallel, however the second tunnel has been permanently closed.

The tunnel is a tourist attraction in its own right -- a history and reminder of an older Soviet-era Yerevan.
Written January 7, 2015
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