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Old castle surrounded by deep canyons

This castle ruin is definitely worth a stop if you travel through this way. Nice area to walk... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
Rare kind of places in Armenia

There a so many ancient churches and monasteries in Armenia, and only a few castles, so if you want... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
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Stepanavan, Armenia
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This castle ruin is definitely worth a stop if you travel through this way. Nice area to walk around and look down at the river beneath.

Thank petersjogren
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

There a so many ancient churches and monasteries in Armenia, and only a few castles, so if you want to have a little bit of different experience, you definitely come.

Thank Seganart
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We stopped in Stepanavan on our journey from Tbilisi to Yerevan and decided to check this place out. It is an interesting site with ruins but I wouldn't make a special trip out of Yerevan for only this site. If you're around and want to...More

Thank LordFairmont
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Amazing location, great scenery but only accessible by car or with a 1 hour long walk from Stepanavan, if you arrive there by marsrutka. The caslte itself has quite big extension, what you can see is the remained church, some remains of the nerby houses...More

Thank Zolcsii
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The Lori fortress is located about 3 km from Stepanavan. You can take a taxi from the city, the ride will cost around 1000 AMD, not more. Entrance to the attraction is free. The fortress is located in a beautiful area, with mountains and canyons...More

Thank Arty O
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

They need to restore the site and fix the road. Great view of the canyon. Visit if you are in the area

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This place has both historical and natural value, One can go just to introduce with thousands year history of Castle and settlement, or just go to see amazing point, were two gorgeous rivers Dcoraget and Tashir rivers meet and make unbelievable canyon which surrounds the...More

Thank Tig_Ishpuini
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Located just in 15 mins from Stepanavan, the walls of the fortress are partly demolished, however there's on going reconstruction of the citadel. The fortress includes a church, buildings for hot baths, and for storage. Most importantly, from there is a magnificent view at the...More

Thank Aramissimo V
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Very impressive remains of an old fortress. On the wayvfrom Stepanavan to the monastery road and Alaverdi.

Thank bsaering
Reviewed 10 July 2015

It is an interesting place to visit. Located close to Stapanavan city it can be visited even by taxi from the city. This is a medieval castle (X-XI century) which had a population of 10.000 inhabitants in XI-XIII centuries. Now here you can find only...More

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