Amberd Fortress (VII-XIV c.)

Location: Aragatsotn Province

Distance from Yerevan: 50 km, 50 minutes

Establishment: VII 

Amberd Fortress is located in the northern outskirts of Byurakan city at an altitude of 2300 meters, and it used to be a powerful fortress in medieval Armenia. The Church of Amberd (1026) is located at the heart of the Fortress. From the outside it has a rectangular, and on the inside a cruciform plan and was built from the local basalt. It is among the first churches that has two-storey sacristies in the 4 comers of cross wings, with few window openings.

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead & be prepared
  • Dispose the waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impacts
  • Respect the wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

Roads conditions

It is winter time! Check out road conditions before heading to the road! Beware of the snow & ice layer!

Vanadzor - Alaverdi section of the M6 Interstate highway stretching from Yerevan to Georgian border is temporarily closed. You can use Vanadzor-Stepanavan-Odzun-Alaverdi bypassing road.

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