Kız Kalesi

in Ani

Despite its name, 'Maiden's Castle', almost all that remains of Kız Kalesi is a red-stone church, probably dating from the late 10th century. It's off limits to visitors, but the view from İç Kale, some 700m further north, makes the site's impenetrable defensive position clear, situated as it is on a cliff-sided peninsula high above a tight curl in the Arpaçay Canyon.