Smbataberd Fortress

140km from Yerevan. See location

Smbataberd fortress is built from 10 to 13cc., but some sources mention major battle at the fortress in 5th c.. Today it’s one of the biggest staying fortress in Armenia. You can reach the fortress walking from villages Yeghegis (3km) and Artabuynk (2.5km), but the road to Yeghegis is better, or by rover from Artabuynk. On the road to Smbataberd you can visit monasteries Khor Virap and Noravank. 3km walking from Smbataberd is Tsakhats Kar monastery.