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Preza Castle, Fushe Preze

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The Prezë Castle (Albanian: Kalaja e Prezës) is a medieval castle in Prezë, Albania.

Preza Castle was build by the Illyrian Roman Emperor in 550s as mass project he had to fortify western Balkans gorm the barbarian inclusions.

The castle overlooks the village with the same name and is located on a hilltop. The castle was enlarged by a construction which started in the 14th century and was completed in the early 15th century and belonged to the Thopias, a local Albanian feudal family. During 1443-1468 it was one of the core strongholds of the Albanian resistance against the Ottoman Empire led by Skanderbeg.

The castle has been declared a 'monument of culture'. It has four towers, one in each corner. The clock tower was erected around 1800–50. It is known for its beautiful location, overlooking the Tirana plain. The castle is quite close to the Mother Theresa International Airport. A restaurant named Restorant Kalaja E Prezës and other service facilities are found inside the castle.

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  • This castle is near Tirana and you can enjoy there even a meal or a coffee. If you want you can make a picnic in the large area. The fortress is nice and the strange thing is that there is a mosque...  more »
  • Not much to the castle, but is interesting. I wandered in, no one else there. View is tremendous over Rinas and Tirana and across to Kruje. Restaurant below the castle is excellent. Negotiate a rate.....  more »
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  • Great view! A perfect place to have a coffee or a refreshing drink if you are passing by from the airport.
  • Very nice spot near Tirana. You got a beautiful view of the city from an unusual point of view.

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