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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. For Amberd Fortress and beyond, use our Byurakan itinerary builder to get the most from your Byurakan vacation.
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  • this was one of our first destination after landing in Armenia. We were there really early in the morning. The only one there. It is suck a peaceful place. I can see why people there might have found ...  more »
  • On the territory of present-day Armenia very little remained fortresses, which are so well preserved till our days. One of them-Amberd. It is not difficult to climb, the ensemble enters and Vagramashen Church. There are decals. Advise.
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  • This fortress, which was used as a residence for rulers till the 15th century, is build on an easily defensible spot: a triangular rock outcrop at 2300m height. Two rivers carved deep canyons on 2 of ...  more »
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  • A fascinating old fortress with curch surrounding with picturesque nature
  • very nice place
  • an awesome fortress
  • Ankaragreli gexeckutyun cem karox xosqerov bacatrel
  • Extraordinarily beautiful place is breathtaking! Great views, nature, the mass of the most pleasant sensations.
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