On a small mound over a confluence of two streams, Amberd Fortress stands as a witness to centuries of turbulent history. A major defensive point for Armenian rulers--standing 2,300 m (7,545 ft) above sea level--the fortress was built in Roman times and expanded on several occasions between 11th and 13th centuries. Archeological excavations discovered the site was previously occupied by a Stone Age settlement and a Bronze Age fortification. See the gates, thick walls, and imposing towers, and explore the remains of a church, chapel, and bathhouse--all of which support the theory that the edifice once served as a summer palace. Put Amberd Fortress into our Byurakan road trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Byurakan.
Tours To Amberd Fortress
Amberd (Saghmosavank,Armenian alphbet monument) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $51
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Private tour to Aragats (Lake Kari), Armenian Letters monument, Amberd BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Amberd Fortress Reviews
Magnificent views of the Fortress and the surrounding landscape as we drove the very winding, narrow and pot-holed road to reach our destination. The citadel remains in parts, with a large portion... more »
Great views of and around fortress and church. It sits on a peninsula overlooking sparsely forested hills. Nicely kept and well worth a visit to reflect on the past. more »
A great hilltop fortress in armenia. Good for sunrise photography. Good for all season.
Fantastic place with gorgeous ruins high altitude medieval castle and a church. probably the best season to visit is June when the poppies and other flowers are blooming.
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