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Halidzor Fortress

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The Halidzor Berd (Fortress) is a fortified complex located on top of a hill by the Voghji River overlooking Kapan. It was built in the 17th century

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The Halidzor Berd (Fortress) is a fortified complex located on top of a hill by the Voghji River overlooking Kapan. It was built in the 17th century in the place of a medieval convent. The fortress became known as the headquarters of Davit Bek, the famous Armenian freedom fighter who led legendary battles against the Ottomans in the 1720s. 

Davit Bek eventually died of an illness at this fortress in 1728, but no one knows where his body was buried. The Halidzor Berd complex includes service buildings, a church and fortified walls. It was restored recently, and can be accessed on foot (500 m) or by car along a bumpy steep dirt road.​​

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