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Not the type of Castle what I was expecting to see. It is located in the centre of the city, area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SkenderBeg_Easy
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Kosovo
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Enjoyed Elbasan. Many trendy cafes & beautiful walls.

Stayed in an amazing hotel built on the ruins & inside the walls. Ground are stunning and food... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
VanessaMHM
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London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bulvardi Qemal Stafa, Elbasan, Albania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not the type of Castle what I was expecting to see. It is located in the centre of the city, area around is cleaned but I hate and don't understand why Restaurants are located within the Castle area...

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Stayed in an amazing hotel built on the ruins & inside the walls. Ground are stunning and food very good. Breakfast is a bit mean & some of the staff are unfriendly by Albanian standards. Have travelled through Albania twice & everywhere else we have...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

They have done a very good job and turned the old fort to a lovely place. New coffee shops and bars in the impressive surrounding of the old walls. New things without loosing the past.

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

It's an impressive wall, not a castle. Still, it marks the beginning of the narrow old streets and the wider esplanade of the modern town. Not a real site by itself, but clearly part of the charm of the city center.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great history but that's all. Ok, one big statue inside of fortess. Road to the fortress is full of expensive souvenir shops and only average restaurants. Waste of time.

Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Not much remains of it, unfortunately. It must have been impressive in its days. But now only parts of the walls have remained as well as a tower. There's a cafe on top of the tower which I did not like since it ruins its...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

they say it is a castle - and it was, now just the front wall and a bit on the side remains. Have to go into the restaurant to see the artefacts and get insode a tower, also go to the other end and up...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is not a castle in the sense that we know a castle, since only two of the walls are left. However, behind the walls there are many old houses and also a very good restaurant. We walked in late morning and the grounds were...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I really liked that there was an entire neighborhood inside the castle's walls! Really interesting thing to see!

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The castle was initially built by the Illyrians more than 2 thousand years ago. Then it was occupied and rebuilt by the Romans as it was an important stop in Via Egnatia connecting Durres with Constantinopol. Was destroyed by an earthquake then to be rebuilt...More

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