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This 13th-century fort includes a number of preserved Byzantine churches, including the 13th-century Church of St. Mary of Vllaherna and the 14th-century Church of the Holy Trinity.
Overlooking the Osum River valley, Berat, Albania
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All reviews steep climb within the walls old town walk around castle grounds take your time couple of hours great view river valley icon museum water cistern live here for sale souvenir shops local guide entrance fee long walk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a cake with raisins, this castle and fortress are filled with attractions. The ruins of old buildings, churches, walls, gates, although partially destroyed, are very interesting. A great museum of icons is located in one of the old churches. There are several guesthouses in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marekp59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steep climb in the streets and stunning views of Berat, the river and the mountains. Remember cash for the entrance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank peternZ9527MG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I totally enjoyed strolling through this castle. It was a sunny day, and the white stone walls were absolutely dazzling! The castle contains the excellent Iconography museum which is absolutely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is amazing historic town 2400 years old with a big castle the most big in Albania. You can find a hostel in the old town to mack you on food amzing

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elvisx2018
Reviewed 29 November 2018

We had a long walk round this impressive historic town set inside the walls of the fortress. The walls are not complete as time and, I guess war, have taken their toll but within the walls are a fine collection of buildings, homes and churches,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We walked up from the center and it took us about 20 minutes. It was lovely to speak with two of the locals who own a guesthouse up here. They played in the ruins as young boys. We captured a lot of beautiful photos and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joeylivnlife
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

If you visit Berat you should definitely see the castle! It is said to be one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. Berat Castle also referred to as the Citadel of Berat and castle quarter, is a fortress, a dominant feature, overlooking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank springbank
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely place to visit...The road was under construction but worth it.The view from the top of the castle was breathtaking... Hope to come again next year.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank caroline_dr1
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

It’s a steady climb to reach the top but this fortress is lovely to wander around for an hour or so. The museum is interesting and worth a visit if you have the time. It’s incredible that people still live in this citadel today!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank boucledor5
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We enjoyed the large fortress - remains of an old fort area with two mosques and about ten churches. Great views of the surrounding region.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Albania is perfectly safe; perhaps one of the safest places in all of Europe. It has so many wonders--natural and ancient man-made marvels. You can travel by car between Macedonia and Albania. Be wary of driving in... More
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