Amberd Fortress

Amberd Fortress, Byurakan

Amberd Fortress
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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Yogesh J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates37 contributions
Nice view around
Nov 2021 • Family
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.
Written November 27, 2021
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anil g
Dubai, United Arab Emirates49 contributions
Historic tour
Jun 2021
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 prepare to walk a lot .place is photogenic
Written June 29, 2021
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Edgar N
1 contribution
Good view, bad food
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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Phillip8789
Terrigal, Australia732 contributions
"Fortress In The Clouds"
Oct 2019
Magnificent views of the Fortress and the surrounding landscape as we drove the very winding, narrow and pot-holed road to reach our destination.

The citadel remains in parts, with a large portion of the fortification walls, bath house and the Vahramashen Church (built in 1026) still intact.

The complex is 2,300 metres above sea level.

We walked around the fortress, down to the church and then along to the bath house. The rugged scenery surrounding the site was breathtaking.

This is one of those "picture-postcards" scenery experiences that you see in advertising brochures.

Whilst there were many tourists at the site we were certainly pleased to have had the opportunity to visit Amberd.
Written November 9, 2019
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sunwaterlime
Philippines93 contributions
Nice trip to Amberd
Oct 2019
Great views of and around fortress and church. It sits on a peninsula overlooking sparsely forested hills. Nicely kept and well worth a visit to reflect on the past.
Written October 29, 2019
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Shushan
Yerevan, Armenia164 contributions
Armenian sightseeing
Sep 2019
Amberd fortress is one of the most beautiful places in Armenia that is worth to be visited by the visitors. It is located in Aragatsotn province about 55-60km from the Yerevan.
Written October 25, 2019
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Zuevy
Moscow, Russia1,360 contributions
Destroyed but stately
Sep 2019
The remains of an ancient fortress, destroyed by the conquerors in the ninth century, still reign over the gorges and the valley, guarding their peace. Even in this state, the fortress makes a great impression. Time has not spared neither the walls nor the interior, but the ensemble retains its beauty., successfully complemented by the Church, standing in some distance.
Written September 23, 2019
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Mike G
Beirut, Lebanon63 contributions
Stunning views, ruins of a thousand year old fortress and a functioning church
Aug 2019
We visited the fortress on a hot summer day. It takes about 1.5 hours from Yerevan to get there on a narrow road. Entrance is free. Once you get there, you will find stunning views to two gorges surrounding the 1000 year old ruins of Amberd fortress and the nearby functioning church. Would highly recommend for those who like the outdoors- but not suitable for children or the elderly.
Written August 29, 2019
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pboropixie
Peterborough, UK467 contributions
Dramatic setting
Jun 2019
This ancient fortress is in a dramatic location overlooking a valley and with views to Mt Ararat. Some of the buildings are not in great condition so not all of the site can be explored.
Written August 7, 2019
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Kristine B
Kingston, Jamaica895 contributions
Nice piece of history
Jul 2019 • Solo
I was happy to get to this point on our tour because it had the only toilet of the day! 😄(which is very well maintained, btw, and costs 100 dram to use.) the views are beautiful but I visited during the height of the summer heat so I think it would be even more beautiful when everything isn’t brown and dry. It does give a nice little exercise opportunity for the more unfit among us, but isn’t overly strenuous. There are signs posted about not climbing the fortress walls (duh, it’s ancient and loose rocks can hurt you). But of course, disobedient tourists totally ignore that and do whatever they want anyway 🙄 Like the authorities don’t know what they’re talking about. Anyway, another piece of Armenian property that’s just seeping with history! You’ll only need about 45 mins here to learn about that history, walk around, and take all the photos you want.
Written July 22, 2019
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