Dashtadem Fortress

Dashtadem Fortress

Dashtadem Fortress
Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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3 within 6 miles

10 reviews
Very good

Lilith D
Yerevan, Armenia18 contributions
Dashtadem Fortress
Aug 2016 • Family
You travel through the history in this castle, u have many questions but less answers but anyway you are satisfy with all those unclearness. There is a version that it was a long tunnel which connected this castle with Ani, one of Western Armenian's cities, which is now in the territory of Turkey. But this version needs proof. It's a wonderful place...
Written January 18, 2017
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Marko U
94 contributions
Red Fortress
Aug 2016 • Solo
When coming form west Dashtadem pops up after rocky scene like in the movie scene. Red fortress is impressive and citadel in the middle is very interesting. Unfortunately some people have moved in and then they have been sent a way from there so there are some destroyed houses and some rocks from fortress are re-used. Despite of that if you look for hidden gem in Armenia this is the place!
Written September 19, 2016
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Almaty, Kazakhstan1,793 contributions
1000 Year Old Fortress in Dashtadem with Diverse History. Must Visit!
Sep 2015 • Friends
Dashtadem Fortress is an awesome eight-sided medieval castle built and used from the 10th to 19th centuries. This fortress is particularly noteworthy because of the 12th century Arabic inscription on the castle outer wall. This is very rare in Armenia since most Arabic history has been erased from the country. The fortress is in above-average state of preservation, although parts have been rebuilt. There is archaeological work undergoing as of September 2015. Dashtadem is awesome, but this is not my favorite fortress in Armenia. So far that title is reserved for Amberd Fortress which is not too far from Dashtadem. You could visit both in an afternoon roadtrip from Yerevan. Visit to Dashtadem is free. There is a multi-language information sign giving history of the site.
Written September 7, 2015
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