Located next to Talin-Qarakert road Dashtadem Fortress was built in the 11th-13th centuries, and in the Middle Ages bore great defensive significance. The fortress is believed to be built in the place of an Urartian fortress. Adjacent to the northern wall there is a single-nave vaulted church built from red tuff. One thing to know about this fortress is that in contrast to medieval Armenian castles and fortresses, Dashtadem is deprived of natural inaccessibility. The defensive system of the fortress was composed of the high walls. Remainders of a tonir (bread tandoor) as well as tuff pavement and two winepress pits were uncovered during excavations.