Gevork Marzpetuni Fortress (X-XIII c.)

Location: Urtsadzor, Ararat region

Distance From Yerevan: 62km/1h

Establishment: X-XIII c.

Monastery-fortress complex Gevorg Marzpetuni is located 6 km North-West of Urtsadzor village of Ararat region. The complex was founded in the 10-13th century. The church located in the complex was founded in the 13th century. It was built of well treated stones of white felsite and was surrounded by fortress walls, four corners of which are strengthened with round towers. The fortress of this kind used to be an important military base in Armenia. 

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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