Fortress of Justinian
Fortress of Justinian
3.5

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TravellingButlers
Norwich, UK55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Just an old wall called Tirana castle. It's been really nicely done out though with cafes and restaurants. Looks really pretty and a nice place to hang out. One of my favourite areas of the city, but the name is misleading!
Written 20 February 2024
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Mohamed Sami
Alexandria, Egypt1,709 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Also just named the castle of Tirana. A former Byzantine monument built before the 13th century. Still under restoration but people can enjoy many nice shops, cafes and restaurants inside. Highly recommended to visit and enjoy lunch or dinner, or just a cup of tea inside an old monument. It is a national monument of Tirana.
Written 30 September 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This title may be misleading. The structure dates from a period of time that included the reign of Justinian. The exterior walls are impressive. Today it is filled with many shops and restaurants, new commercial purposes being made of old military places. I walked through it on a busy evening and the following early morning, the latter time allowing you a better chance to appreciate its historical relevance.
Written 27 June 2022
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Jim H
Europe3,604 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Tirana Castle, also known as Fortress of Justinian is nothing special. Mostly filled with cafes; sure, a good place to get something to eat; but, the city is filled with places to eat.
Written 23 January 2021
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highimpactuk
Welwyn Garden City, UK985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There are a few cafes and restaurants situated within the fortress now and it is a cool place to stop by in the evenings to grab a bite or a drink. Nice vibe here.
Written 20 December 2019
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Known also as Tirana Castle, all that is left are some walls, behind which has been built a new pedestrian shopping area, with souvenir shops and cafés, and there is a small area in which the foundation stones are visible. It is located opposite the Toptani Shopping Centre and near the parliament building. There is a small information board at the sight, but to be honest, it's not worth going out of your way to visit. The new pedestrian shopping street is nice.
Written 26 June 2019
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
We passed this wall during our walking tour of Tirana. It is just a short remaining wall of the past.

Located near it is a hotel, some shops and restaurants.
Written 20 April 2019
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helloween2016
Tirana, Albania2,477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Unfortunately this 6th century fortress has not resisted to the tide of time. However there is a small piece of it left which i`m sure would be of interest to history lovers. It is right in the center of Tirana in beside the parliament building and Toptani shopping center.
Written 7 September 2016
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Besmir M
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Business
Beautiful building in tirana... Lots of history about architecture and years and years of history.

Nice place to visit
Written 14 July 2015
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sl27
Goa Velha, India369 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
There is a sign next to it of Hotel Kalaja. If you are not looking for it you can easily miss it. Its right on a walking street with ancient foundation ruins outside the walls. Could be well developed but I guess for Tirana its good enough.
Written 11 December 2014
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