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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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  • Come here worthwhile. Beautiful views along the way and in the place. Sitting here, at Church, and as a shepherd herding Otaru sheep or enjoy views of the Valley, you can lose your score! A very strong place-and an ancient fortress and Church on the background of nature. In my arrival here was a group of Chile (descendants of resettled be become a b) and sang religious songs. Time together with the Group I wasn't enough here, I meditate. I came here alone and used the time as desired.
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  • An old nice cosy fortress with breathtaking views on the very top of a mountain. There is an old church near it - Amberd with a many century history. Nature was fascinating and as we went there in Spr...  more »
  • I have no words, how it is beautiful and amazing. This castle exudes strength and courage.I am impressed.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful area and still had a functional church. If you're lucky there could be a service during your visit. The location and acoustiques are great. Must be experienced.
  • Incredible place. One of the survived castles in Armenia.
  • The view was amazing. I felt the soul of Armenian kings
  • Historical majestic European castle. Must see in Armenia.... 👍
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