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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. 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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  • There was lot of snow around and the ruins are ok. Not much of attraction but a good place over all considering the view around. It's not much worth of the admission ticket. 
    There was lot of snow around and the ruins are ok. Not much of attraction but a good place over all considering the view around. It's not much worth of the admission ticket.  more »
  • this was one of the best tour we have done in armania .the guide was helpfull and the entrance ticket is AMD 1400 .Michaelle our driver helped us to describe the place with google translation .be... 
    this was one of the best tour we have done in armania .the guide was helpfull and the entrance ticket is AMD 1400 .Michaelle our driver helped us to describe the place with google translation .be...  more »
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  • From the castle, only the citadel is more or less tangible. Overall, the Amberd needs urgent and professional restoration.
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