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Berat Castle, Berat

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
Take a self-guided tour around the 13th-century remains of Berat Castle. Located on the banks of the Osum River, the fortress overlooks the town of Berat. The Romans burned the original fort, which has been rebuilt many times since. The haunting ruins cover a large area and, in the castle's glory days, were able to hold a large number of the city's residents. Many of these buildings were Christian churches from the 13th century, with one mosque whose minaret base still stands. You may be carrying the fortress in your pocket: the attraction appears on the back of Albanian 10 lekë coins put in circulation in 1996 and 2000. Plan to visit Berat Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Berat attractions using our Berat driving holiday website.
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  • I was almost a ghost town. Don't waste your time visiting the castle. Litter with plastic water bottle and bags. Our guide paid our fees to use the bathroom and entrance. It 's not up to par...  more »
  • If you come with your own vehicle go straight up, you can park almost at the top. Parking is free, and ticket price is 300 Lek per person (2.5 EUR or 3 USD). Surface is slippery and the Castle is...  more »
  • If you visit Berat then you should definitely visit Berat Castle. Inside the castle there is very nice village full of traditions houses and a few small restaurants and cafes not overly touristic. You can have a walk and enjoy the peaceful scenery and the wonderful view of the surrounding nature
  • One to one windows It’s impossible to stay indifferent to this beauty! Berat City - Unesco world heritage. More than 2400 years old, still leaving city. Included in the list of the biggest travel makers in the world. Come to spend a journey IN ALBANIA and live your great experience.

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