The Cascade is a giant stairway in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. The construction of the cascade designed by architect Jim Torosyan was launched in 1971 and completed in 1980.
Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps is a couple of escalators going the length of the complex. There are also rooms connected to some of the landings along the escalators which comprise the Cafesjian Museum of Art.
The exterior of Cascade, in addition to stairs has multiple levels with fountains and sculptures. The stairs afford walkers unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat.
Cascade includes 572 steps. It is 50 meters (164 feet) wide. The distance from the bottom to the top of the Cascade is 302 meters (991 feet), and the distance from the bottom to the top of the Monument Terrace is 450 meters (1476 feet). The unfinished section is 78 meters (256 feet).