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.

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