Shushi Fortress (XVIII c.)

Location: Shushi, Artsakh

Distance from Yerevan: 320 km, 6h

Establishment: XVIII 

Shushi Fortress was built in the 18th century in Artsakh (The Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh). It was the property of Melik-Shahnazaryan, the leader of Vananda. This medieval city-fortress had secret paths, which lead to the Karkar River. The fortress walls, inaccessible for those times, used to serv as reliable support and storage of weapons; they were built of limestone. The walls of 7-8 m high were strengthened with semicircle towers. A number of caves in South of the fortress used to play a fundamental role in the defense system of 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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