Smbataberd fortress

Vayots Dzor province is rich in historical monuments. One of them is Smbataberd fortress. Like all other fortresses on the territory of Armenia, Smbataberd, from a defensive point of view, is built very competently: there are deep gorges from the three sides of the fortress, and from the entrance side the fortress is protected by […]

Tevrakar castle

Not only the nature is lavishing in Tavush, but also culture is significantly essential as well. You may witness a list of cultural-historical monuments in this region. Among the major industry branches are woodcraft, metalworking, the production of wine and mineral waters.

Tavush Fortress

Berdavan is thought to have originally been built between the 10th and 11th centuries, but the present structure is most likely of the late-medieval period from around the 17th century during which time the castle was reconstructed. It is likely that the temple of Ghalinjakar mentioned in the 13th-century works of an unnamed Georgian historian, […]

Lori Fortress

Lori Fortress is an 11th-century Armenian fortress located near the Lori Berd village in Lori Province, Armenia. The fortress was built by David Anhoghin to become the capital of Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget in 1065. The Lori Fortress was the site where the Georgian king Giorgi III of Georgia trapped and besieged his rebellious nephew, Demna […]

Karahunj (Zorats Karer)

Carahunge, also known as Zorats Karer (Armenian: Զորաց Քարեր), Dik-Dik Karer (Armenian: Դիք-Դիք Քարեր),[2] Tsits Karer (Armenian: Ցից Քարեր) and Karenish (Armenian: Քարենիշ), is a prehistoric archaeological site near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is also often referred to in international tourist lore as the “Armenian Stonehenge”. The Carahunge […]

Sev Berd (Black Fortress)

Sev Berd or Black Fortress is an abandoned Russian imperial fortress in Gyumri, Shirak Province, Armenia. The fortress, which lies 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the Turkish border, was built in response to the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829. It is a national cultural heritage monument in Armenia. Gyumri, which lies on the border with Turkey, […]


Amberd is a 10th-century fortress located 2,300 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the confluence of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers in the province of Aragatsotn, Armenia. The name translates to “fortress in the clouds” in Armenian. It is also the name incorrectly attributed to Vahramashen Church, the 11th-century Armenian […]