Kachaghakaberd - | Silk Road Armenia


Kachaghakaberd, one of the most beautiful fortresses of Artsakh, can be seen from the south-western slope of mountain Gevorgasar. Far away, in front of the Church of St. Hakob, on top of the ridge, covered with thick forests, Kachaghakaberd is graciously situated. It was built in the 8th century. Its name in Armenian means “Magpie Fortress” (kachaghak, magpie and berd, fortress). According to Armenian historian Movses Kaghankatvatsi, princess Spram managed to shelter in the fortress during a bloody battle in the 9th century. Along with her daughter and other survivors, she reached the fortress and disappeared there forever.

From the distance, the fortress seems smaller than it is. Once you get there, you can see from the remnants how majestic it used to be.