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Amberd Fortress, Byurakan

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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.
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  • The remains of an ancient fortress, destroyed by the conquerors in the ninth century, still reign over the gorges and the valley, guarding their peace. Even in this state, the fortress makes a great i...  more »
  • Amberd historic complex on the slope of Mount Aragats in Armenia from the castle of the 7th century and the church of the 11th century. Located at an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level. Was here last time five years ago. Over time, I forgot what a tedious (for me) road here, for a man who has problems with vestibular apparatus, and still want to travel)) Dremin I certainly drank, but the son was unlucky)
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  • 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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