Amberd Fortress, Byurakan
Categories: Ruins, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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Located on Mount Aragats. Tourists can go there by passing the village Byurakan. The walls of Amberd Fortress is very well preserved, although a minor part of it collapsed in recent years. Near the fo... read more »
This fortress is located on the way to Aragats mountain summit. On the way you can enter and see old fortress.
So nice and beautiful fortress, located 2300 meters (7500ft) above the see level. The weather was so good.
A fascinating old fortress with curch surrounding with picturesque nature
Որպես բերդ միակը Հայաստանում
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