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. PutErebuni Town-Fortress into our Yerevan online trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours To Erebuni Town-Fortress
Archaeological trip to Armenia BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $436
Duration: 4 days
Architectural Yerevan BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $65
Duration: 6 hours
City Tour in Yerevan BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $81
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Erebuni Town-Fortress Reviews
Very old church, really require tom watch to know the history and the architecture, very high rooms from inside, different ways to go in and out . really adventure more »
Artifacts of Erebuni are housed in the museum, which gives perspective on the historical context of the site. The museum, however, closes early at, I believe, 430pm. Plan accordingly. Some further... more »
Erebuni Fortress, also known as Arin Berd, is an Urartian fortified city, located in Yerevan, Armenia. It is 1,017 metres (3,337 ft) above sea level. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartian border and was one of the most important political, economic and cultural centers of the vast kingdom. The name Yerevan itself is derived from Erebuni.
old not renovated fortress, keeps reminding us how badly ancient armenia was protected. but the view is nice, u can see the capital from a different angle.
Plan your trip to Yerevan
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Yerevan
Hidden gems in Yerevan
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Yerevan
Plans to Erebuni Town-Fortress by other users
14 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Yerevan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in Yerevan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in Yerevan BY A USER FROM GREECE May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Yerevan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 30 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM ARMENIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium