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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Byurakan, Armenia
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

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,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anilgeeth
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old castle and church, nice when quiet and great views, can climb to the top of the ruins of the castle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank simonh1986aus
Reviewed 18 August 2018

A long winding road to get there (or so we thought as it was our first day outside Yerevan and after a few days driving in the country we decided it was actually a great and easy road!), but so worth it. The fortress offers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mylene_Laurent
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Hexebella
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank azzapensta
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank avidexploring
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank B6447XMmarym
Reviewed 20 February 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Léa S
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 736samuelg
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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