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      MAYRABERD FORTRESS (ASKERAN)

      Mayraberd built in the XVIII century is located in Askeran village. In those times it had important defensive value. The fortress is surrounded on all sides by gorges and high mountains due to which it was considered impregnable. The powerful walls of the fortress have thickness of 2 meters and height of 9 meters. Round towers are made of limestone mortar built in it. The Armenian Mayrberd village was in this place in the Middle Ages. Askeran served as a place for the deployment of troops from the middle of the 18th century. In addition to the ancient fortress, the area is also famous for the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary consecrated in 2002. Askeran fortress was restored at the same time.

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      How to get Mayraberd fortress from Yerevan?

      The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Mayraberd fortress 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 Mayraberd fortress the trip will not seem long.

      Weather in Mayraberd

      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 Mayraberd fortress depends on the weather conditions.

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