Hrazdan is the administrative center of the Kotayk region. The river Hrazdan, after which the town is named, flows through the town to the south. They say that there was a swamp in the place of the present-day city. Now there are buildings, parks, cafes and stores in the center of the city. There is a lovely park of fir-trees in Akhta Aghbyurak district where you can breathe fresh air and enjoy the view of the surroundings.
The people of Hrazdan came here from Sasun, Mush, Kars, Artsakh, Baku, and other places. In 1946-1960, repatriates from Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus settled in the city. They brought their own traditions and habits, creating a unique cultural mosaic.
The Drama Theatre of Hrazdan and the branch of the National Gallery of Armenia are near the city park which has a beautiful view of the forest. Another lovely place in Hrazdan is the "Tsovinar" artificial lake. The locals love to stroll around the lake and spend free time here. There is a statue at the lake which the locals simply call "a girl coming out of the water".
Makravank church-complex is located in the Makravan district of Hrazdan. The monastic complex includes a half-ruined 11th-century chapel and the 13th-century church of Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God).