Kayanaberd Fortress (1233y.)

Location: Haghpat, Lori region

Distance from Yerevan: 185km/4h

Establishment: 1233y.

Kayanberd is located in Lori region in between Haghpat and Sanahin villages. Kayanberd was built by the leader of Haghpat Monastery Hovhannes Bishop in 1233. In 1241 the castle was destroyed during Tatar invasions. Inside the ruins, basins, andclay water pipes are still preserved. St. Astvatsatsin (St. Holy Virgin) church of Dsevank is in the vecinity. 

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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