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Petrela Castle: Tours & Tickets

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16 Sep 2019
“Beautiful Venue”
23 Dec 2018
“Very good ”
The castle of Petrela is located on a rocky hill at the height of 400 m above sea level. Since antiquity, this fortress controlled the crossroads with economic and military importance, as Via Egnatia. It is thought that was built in the late antique...more
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Rruga Durishtit, Petrele 1034, Albania
+355 4 225 1581
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Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

Was introduced to this amazing venue thanks to a friends wedding. Located about 25 minutes outside of Tirana so very easy to get to and definitely worth the trip. Views were exceptional and even without the formal decor this would still be a lovely place...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

I loved the view from up there , but the castle definitely wasn’t what I expected. I don’t recommend for kids.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ronedak
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Is a castel with a restaurant inside, fresh air, good meals, is not so far from Tirana. The stsff was friendly and professional.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elvisx2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The view from the castle was really nice while you drink something to the bar. The castle was with stone and wood and in good conditions. You have to go in some stone roads that brings you to the castle

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank nina092014
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Let say there are some old walls of the castle as a restaurant is placed there. Unfortunately can not visit a castle but only having a look around

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kelimale
Reviewed 22 December 2017

if you visit albania ,do not vaste your time with elbasan nothing special there,only castle but for me it was wasting my time

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank nomad4838
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Petrela Castle is small and looks like a chateau balkan style. The Petrela castle is restored on the old one. The castle has a tower and the stone walls around the main building inside the castle perimeter. The restaurant is the very interesting part...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Eduart G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This castle is about 8km out of Tirana. The road there is quite good. You can park in the square and hike up, about a 10 minute climb. It could be slippery but we felt it was quite safe. There is a restaurant servicing tasty,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank HahnTravels
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a very interesting castle with an original and spectacular architecture, Only 20 minutes away from Tirana if you have your own vehicle. Beautiful view from the top and very interesting access (no this one is definitely not for weelchairs!!!). I'd certainly recommend it.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jean M
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to visit near Tirana, here they have some restaurant, but unfortunately better to make some museum, since Tirana doesn't have much historical places this one could be nice touristic place

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank mirak29
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