Erebuni Town-Fortress, Yerevan
Visit the ancient ruins of Erebuni Town-Fortress, the remains of a fortified city that dates back to 782 BCE. Founded by King Argishti I of the Urartu kingdom, the hilltop settlement most likely represents the origins of the current national capital. Take a guided tour of the fortress ruins to learn more about its history and influence on the region, or visit the adjacent museum to admire archaeological findings from the area, including pottery, weapons, jewelry, and ancient coins. Erebuni Town-Fortress is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Yerevan Edition.
Erebuni Town-Fortress Reviews
2,800 yr-old-fortress! Erebuni Fortress is 1 1/2 hours by foot and 10minutes by drive from the city center of Yerevan. It is a good break from the city, the air is fresh and the views are spectacular.... more »
There is a small museum here and ruins of the citadel (the citadel would be quite a walk) It’s amazing how we can have a glimpse the kind of system that existed before. The art and artefacts somehow r... more »
Erebuni Fortress, also known as Arin Berd, is an Urartian fortified city, located in Yerevan, Armenia. It is 1,017 metres (3,337 ft) above sea level. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartian border and was one of the most important political, economic and cultural centers of the vast kingdom. The name Yerevan itself is derived from Erebuni.
old not renovated fortress, keeps reminding us how badly ancient armenia was protected. but the view is nice, u can see the capital from a different angle.
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