With its strict appearance, Amberd Fortress reflects the severity and splendor of the surrounding mountains. The medieval architecture monument was constructed as a secure fortress and later became the residence of the Pahlavuni noble Armenian family. It has been built of huge slabs of basalt. The walls are up to 4 m thick. Archeologists were amazed when they found countless underground passages here. Visitors also can see another interesting sight next to Amberd fortress – Vahramashen church, which was constructed by Armenian commander Vahram Pahlavuni.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Amberd by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Amberd the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Amberd depends on the weather conditions.
In the 1930s, the excavations showed that the fortress had numerous underground entrances/tunnels leading from the building to the gorge, an advanced communication system and a water supply system.
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