15 Best Things to Do in Gyumri (Armenia)

2. Visit the Black Fortress

Sev Berd

Officially known as Sev Berd, the Black Fortress is a massive abandoned Russian Imperial fortress that sits on the western edge of the city. The fortress was built between 1834 and 1847 after the Russo-Turkish War.

The big round fortress is a national cultural heritage monument. It sits atop a hill overlooking the city, offering some great views.

In 2012, Sev Berd was purchased by Misak Balasanyan, who wants to turn it into a 1,500 occupant event complex.

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