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Amberd Fortress, Byurakan

Categories: Ruins, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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. 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
  • Chudesnoe mesto
  • Որպես բերդ միակը Հայաստանում
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