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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Byurakan, Armenia
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"peaceful place"
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"wonderful view"
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"historical place"
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"fortress"
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"mountains"
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"century"
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"nature"
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"slopes"
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"clouds"
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"drive"
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"spot"
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"imagination"
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"waterfall"
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"destination"
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"april"
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

A beautiful ruin with wonderful view of countryside. Great exercise too. When no one else is around it is a very peaceful place.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

This is a great and easy stop along the way if you are heading up to Mount Aragats. Simply taking staying on the main road instead of going off to Mount Aragats, you will reach the destination in about 15 minutes. Other than the herders...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I have no words, how it is beautiful and amazing. This castle exudes strength and courage.I am impressed.

Thank Léa S
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

An old castle. Is great to see. Also there is a small restaurant near by. You can have a lunch or dinner in the mountains

Thank Samuel G
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This 7th century fortress is located 2300 m ASL on the slopes of Mount Aragat on a site already known as a Stone Age settlement. The ruins comprise an area of 1500 square meters. Access is forbidden: way too dangerous. One of the towers already...More

Thank cw f
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This fortress is high in the mountains and it is incredibly atmospheric but as great as the castle and the neighbour church is, the drive to get there is magnificent from mountains valleys and small rivers. Beautiful and certainly worth the visit

Thank Ricardo B
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

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...More

Thank Grahamek
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went in April and weather was very nice. Not much snow near the fort. It requires small hike to reach to the top of fort. No washrooms or restaurants at this place.

Thank Parag N
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