Askeran Fortress, Askeran

#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Nagorny Karabakh
Askeran fortress, is a fortress in the town of Askeran in Azerbaijan, in the Armenian-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh Republic . It is on the banks of the Qarqar River and was built by the Karabakh khanate ruler Panah Ali Khan and consists of two sections. The left-bank section features a double line of stone walls.
During the Russo-Persian War of 1804–1813 the Russian encampment was near the fortress. In 1810 the peace talks between the Russians and Persians were conducted at the fortress.
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  • The most part of the fortress is visible right from the highway, so it's not worth stopping and climbing up the stairs to look through the windows - you'll see only the valley which visible anyway. Ho...  more »
  • Much of Askeran is still standing and well-preserved despite all the conflict, both old and recent, it has seen. There are great views and photo opps from the high points and you can also crawl into t...  more »
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