Mayraberd

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Location: Stepanakert, Artsakh
Established: XVIII c
From Yerevan: 341km/6h 40min



Mayraberd Fortress is located 14 km North-East of Stepanakert city. The construction of the fortress took place in the 50-ies of the 18th century. Earlier the fortress and the nearest settlement were called Mayraberd. The location and double walls with thickness of 2 m and height of 9 m served as an insurmountable obstacle for enemies. 

Front door of the fortress stretch more than 1,5 km along the Karkar River gorge; served as a reliable and powerful guard during defense of Shushi. While protecting the heart of Artsakh in the 18th century these walls were an inaccessible and strong military base with a unique plan. 



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