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Erebuni Town-Fortress, Yerevan

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Visit the ancient ruins of Erebuni Town-Fortress, the remains of a fortified city that dates back to 782 BCE. Founded by King Argishti I of the Urartu kingdom, the hilltop settlement most likely represents the origins of the current national capital. Take a guided tour of the fortress ruins to learn more about its history and influence on the region, or visit the adjacent museum to admire archaeological findings from the area, including pottery, weapons, jewelry, and ancient coins. Make Erebuni Town-Fortress a part of your Yerevan vacation plans using our Yerevan trip builder.
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  • Examination of real structures, albeit recovered, always leaves a strong impression. And the history of the place interesting. Gorgeous view from the fortress. The fortress itself more interesting than Museum located nearby.
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  • It was interesting to visit the place where Yerevan was founded about 2800 years ago. It is impressive and amazing that the ruins of ancient town-fortress made it thorough the history to modern days. 
  • We can discover the history of the creation of the city from the ruins of this fort dating back to antiquity. The quality of the explanations of the guides is excellent
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  • Having been founded in 722 B.C., Erebuni fortress is still impressive. It is one of the most important Urartian sites. It is a great place for the lovers of ancient castles. There are various cuneiform inscriptions. You can walk at Apadana, Khaldi tower and some other cute places.
  • Very nice view over the city. We payed the entry fee but on the top we saw that there is a unguarded street where the locals come here for free even with cars. The street starts a few hundred meters right from the museum.
  • Perhaps the most interesting attraction in Yerevan. Pretty interesting ruins of the old settlement, which is even older than Rome!
  • Yerevan day is celebrated sometime mid-October every year. They have some nice events in this Museum. Go, check out!
  • fantastic view and interesting historical overview