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Erebuni Town-Fortress

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Address: Yerevan, Armenia
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Great ruins

After seeing the museum below, you can climb to the ruins that overlook the valley. Many of the walls of the fortress are still in place; you just have to image how the rest of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2014
fredg1966
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SE Michigan, U.S.
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SE Michigan, U.S.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

After seeing the museum below, you can climb to the ruins that overlook the valley. Many of the walls of the fortress are still in place; you just have to image how the rest of the structure looked. Great view of the town below.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Erebuni fortress sits above the plains of Yerevan at a height of 1017m. It was built in 782 B.C. and not much is left today. It is in ruins with some foundation walls still standing. But one comes here for two reasons : the frescoed walls which are truly amazing and the fabulous view of the city of Yerevan and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Place is in the city not far from Yerevan ,not well kept signs of vandalism every were ie graffiti,worth visiting

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Thank TonyBoghossian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

You can see the replica of its original structure at the Museum. Huge, Majestic and still Elegant in spite of the destruction. Wear flat shoes. Make sure you bring your camera; at the admission, you will be informed of the very little extra charge if pictures will be taken. Ararat mountain stands right behind it. Beautiful!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Some interesting facts to learn in the small museum in this fortress from 782 BC. Partially reconstructed by what appear to be amateurs as it is a poor reconstruction. Good view of the city and perhaps Ararat if you are more lucky than most! Worth seeing if you have time.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Knowledgeable guide and a quick view into the history of Yerevan, but nothing extraordinary. Nice view of the city and mt Ararat. Not a must, but okay to have been here

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Corona del Mar, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

The galleries in NYC have more uratu pieces in it as are other international museums but it is at least interesting if you haven't travelled to Ankara

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Los Angeles, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

It is an amazing museum!!!! I really enjoyed being there and it was a very enriching experience indeed

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

October 2012. Totally average, nothing special other than the views across Erevan city and they are nothing 'exciting' from this vantage point. If you miss going here, don't worry, you have not missed much.

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Yorktown Heights, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

I enjoyed seeing a group of young people working on excavation of this historic site. There are great views of Yerevan from the top of the hill. Wonderful to climb on and experience an archeological site. Interesting museum with Urartian artifacts from the ancient site.

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