Amberd Fortress
Amberd Fortress
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Ignace D
Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium849 contributions
Aug 2022
OK, It's a ruin of an old fort posted on a hilltop. The trip towars this site take a lot more than the visits of the site itself. The location if nice with stunning views of the surrounding bare landscape.
Written December 22, 2022
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Edgar N
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Jun 2021 • Friends
The location is perfect, service is mediocre, we had to wait till waiter decided to take our order. The worst was the food. We ordered tenderloin medium rare , OMG. It was beef but not tenderloin and cooked so much we couldn’t cut with knife,
This is very bad place to eat.
Written June 27, 2021
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Sergey Y
Yerevan, Armenia31 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Not far away from Yerevan, capital of Armenia. The fortress is located on the slopes of Aragats Mountain with a picturesque views on fortress itself, gorges, Amberd river and Ararat mountain. A must see place.
Written June 21, 2019
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Aviaki
Bengaluru, India144 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The place may not exist after some years if not done something because the structure is precarious and is in a very bad condition, just a few kilometers on Mount Aragats but not on top. No hotels but coffee definitely available, toilet is close by, 100 AMD only. Beware the stench of human excreta is quite penetrating near the fort bushes and had to use a perfumed handkerchief, Please do not attempt to climb the Fort which is easy but then no guarantee that it might give way, Warning sign is present. No fees. At hundred meters you have the Vahramashen church.
Written November 4, 2018
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Mia Ventura
Muscat, Oman271 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Coming from Mt. Aragats, we stopped at Amberd Fortress and Church The scenery is picturesque, good to walk around and feel the nature. There is a view deck which is a good spot for picture taking with the fortress and church at the background. The fortress was built on top of the hill and the ruins stand like a monument which projects a perfect scenery against a clear blue sky with greenery at the backgorund. Further down is the church with its simple architecture but the dome has an artistic design roofing that stands out viewing it from afar.

The place is worth a visit as it is relevant to Armenian history.

Written May 25, 2018
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Mary M
Tallinn, Estonia31 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
An old nice cosy fortress with breathtaking views on the very top of a mountain. There is an old church near it - Amberd with a many century history. Nature was fascinating and as we went there in Spring there were many little waterfalls and rivers that made the day more beautiful.
Written May 6, 2018
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Hamster Raul
Krakow, Poland98 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Fantastic site to visit. Very evocative if a little imagination applied. Wonderful views of the mountains and plenty for birdwatchers to see. Leave plenty of time on the drive up to stop and take in the view. Road was open in early may but I expect would be closed for a large part of the winter.
Written May 21, 2017
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Tomi V
Tel Aviv, Israel2,630 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
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 clouds” in Armenian.
The road leading up to it on Mt. Aragats is virtually uninhabited and has gently sloping hills with the occasional shepherd and beekeeper, many wildflowers and great views.
The castle of Amberd and some sections of walls are constructed of roughly hewn basalt blocks set in place with mortar. Were constructed in the 7th century as a possession of the noble House of Kamsarakan.
Four centuries later the fortress was rebuilt by Prince Vahram Vachutian Pahlavuni, as is recorded in the manuscripts of Grigor Magistros Pahlavuni. Vahram built the Church of Surb Astvatsatsin in 1026, fortified the complex with thicker stone walls, and added three bastions along the ridge of the Arkhashen canyon. Despite being unusual for a military installation, a bath house was built in the same period and has remained moderately intact along with the water supply system.
We get there on the way back from a climbing trip to Mt. Aragats.
Definitely worth to visit there.
Fortress is quite well preserved and offers breathtaking views around, canyons, waterfall, landscape...peaceful and remote place in rough nature. Be aware it's quite cold there in 2300 meters above sea level.
Written November 23, 2016
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AndrejaKo
Maribor, Slovenia1,069 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 the god. If you are into thart stuff. And I think we might have got duped. There was a man charging entrance fee. 1000 drahm per person.
Written November 9, 2016
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Emin S
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May 2016 • Family
Really great and adventures place. The fortress, the sounding and the nature is just amazing... The air is so clear and fresh here, the water very delicious and satisfying. The place is cold so be sure to take a jacket :) its an amazing site for ancient history lovers!

Be sure to read this before you go! :) http://www.amberddesign.com/the-fortress-of-amberd.html
Written August 21, 2016
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