Halidzor Castle

Foundation: 17th century

Location: Syunik Province

Distance from Yerevan:  310 km / 6.5 hours

Halidzor castle, founded in the 17th century, is also known as Halidzor Convent/Hermitage. The complex includes the main St. Minas church, gavit, hall, residence area, balcony, service rooms, dining hall, gates (south/north), west tower and a separate church to the east.

The fortress was used by freedom fighter Davit Bek during the defensive fights against Ottoman Turks in the 18th century. He is believed to be buried at the fortress.

 

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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