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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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  • Amberd is a 7th-century fortress located 2,300 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers. The name translates to “fortress in the cloud...  more »
  • 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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  • 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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