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. For Amberd Fortress and beyond, use our Byurakan itinerary builder to get the most from your Byurakan vacation.
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Amberd Fortress Reviews
laszlom932August 9, 2017
Az Aragatsról visszafelé egy rövid megállót megér. Az erőd és a kis templom egy látványos szurdok peremére épült. more »The Aragatsról on a short break is worth. The Fort and the small church built on the edge of a spectacular Gorge.
BunnybennyAugust 8, 2017
Niente di speciale, sassi in rovina, la cosa più bella rimane la posizione e la presenza della chiesa di Vahramashen (Surp Astvatsatsin = Santa Madre di Dio) more »Nothing special, stones in ruins, the best thing is the location and the presence of Vahramashen Church (Surp Astvatsatsin = Holy Mother of God)
Dorian CJuly 25, 2017
Il paesaggio per raggiungerlo è certamente suggestivo, alle pendici dell'alto Aragats, la montagna più alta d'Armenia con i suoi più di 4.000 metri. Interessante l'architettura composta da torri cilin... more »The scenery is certainly impressive, high on the slopes of Aragats, Armenia's highest mountain with its more than 4,000 meters. Interesting architecture consisting of cylindrical towers high and massive. The remains of a spa room that perhaps makes him a castle to stay rather than defense. Beautiful small church of Vahramashen of 1026, just a short walk away, offering spectacular views of Armenia and Ararat. Not to be missed!
Jeon VictoriaMay 18, 2017
Oh my god,It's so beautiful,I like Armenia very much, Awesome Country
StarttelMay 15, 2017
Amberd or Anberd... - very good)
Aghasi MartirosyanDecember 28, 2016
Amberd (Armenian: Ամբերդ) is a 7th-century fortress located 2,300 meters (7,500 ft) above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers in the province of Aragatsotn, Armenia.
Pierre berthetJanuary 10, 2017
Spectacular fortress and location.
Arpine MagApril 15, 2016
A fascinating old fortress with curch surrounding with picturesque nature
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