Boloraberd (Proshaberd)

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Location: Gladzor, Vayots Dzor
Established: XIII c.
From Yerevan: 140km/2h 30min

Boloraberd or Proshaberd Fortress is located in Vayots Dzor region, 6-7 km of Vernashen, in front of Gladzor University Museum. The construction was founded in the 13th century by duke Prosh Proshyan.

Boloraberd was the residence of Proshyans dynasty; occupied the territory of 1-1,5 ha of the mountain peak plateau. The fortress had basalt defensive walls and water supply, the pipes of which are still noticeable. Walls and the towers are preserved. Inner defensive constructions, armory base and barracks as well as Proshyan dynasty palace were destroyed, covered with thick layer of soil. There is a chapel on the Eastern side; St. Astvatsatsin (St. Holy Virgin) Spitakavor is 1-2 km South-East of the fortress. 

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