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Baghaberd

The Baghaberd fortress is located in the northwest of the Kapan village in the Syunik region. Located along the ridge overlooking the Voghji River, this 4th century architectural wonder was labeled inaccessible due to its unique location.

The fortress managed to survive only partially, yet from its ruins it becomes clear that the fortress used to have double walls along with their towers. Several of these towers have been preserved in a partially ruined state. Today, only fragments of the fortified walls are preserved and they can be clearly seen from the central square of the village.

It’s interesting to know that the fortress used to have underground tunnels that were used when Baghaberd was under siege. The fortress also had access to fresh water source as it’s believed that the waters of a nearby spring were transferred inside the fortress via clay pipelines.