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Amberd Fortress, Byurakan

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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  • August 9, 2017
    The Aragatsról on a short break is worth. The Fort and the small church built on the edge of a spectacular Gorge.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Nothing special, stones in ruins, the best thing is the location and the presence of Vahramashen Church (Surp Astvatsatsin = Holy Mother of God)
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  • July 25, 2017
    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!
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  • May 18, 2017
    Oh my god,It's so beautiful,I like Armenia very much, Awesome Country
  • May 15, 2017
    Amberd or Anberd... - very good)
  • December 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.
  • January 10, 2017
    Spectacular fortress and location.
  • April 15, 2016
    A fascinating old fortress with curch surrounding with picturesque nature

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