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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. 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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  • The picturesque ruins of the fortress produced a strong impression. Here is a nice leisurely walk. You can make a beautiful photo of the fortress and the mountains. Saw the Eagle soared above us here, don't be surprised if one day "Game of Thrones" will shoot or other fabulous movie. Beautiful location, surcharge, have Toilet 100 AMD.
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  • A beautiful place. Beautiful mountain and Castle. Next to the fortress Temple. That also does not leave indifferent.
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  • 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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  • Oh my god,It's so beautiful,I like Armenia very much, Awesome Country
  • Amberd or Anberd... - very good)
  • 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.
  • Spectacular fortress and location.
  • A fascinating old fortress with curch surrounding with picturesque nature

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