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Berat Castle, Berat

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Take a self-guided tour around the 13th-century remains of Berat Castle. Located on the banks of the Osum River, the fortress overlooks the town of Berat. The Romans burned the original fort, which has been rebuilt many times since. The haunting ruins cover a large area and, in the castle's glory days, were able to hold a large number of the city's residents. Many of these buildings were Christian churches from the 13th century, with one mosque whose minaret base still stands. You may be carrying the fortress in your pocket: the attraction appears on the back of Albanian 10 lekë coins put in circulation in 1996 and 2000. Make Berat Castle a part of your Berat vacation plans using our Berat driving holiday website .
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  • Apart from historical events, the castle itself is nothing special, nor well preserved. The church is original-abaer closed. The view is first class, the type of houses is remarkable.
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  • great views from the top all around. lots of old buildings. friendly locals up there. would be nice if the churches were open but it is still nice to see. you can easily spend a few hours here. the hi...  more »
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  • A nice workout to get to the top of this. Within the walls are small windy streets with restaurants, museums, churches and more. It is free to come here and had lovely views of the surrounding area. If you find yourself in Berat it's definitely worth an hour or 2
  • It will take around 1 to 2 hours to explore the entire castle complex, but one could easily spend more time there. The view on the rest of the city and the surrounding hills is amazing. Because the castle is still inhabited, it feels more like a small village inside a city. I would have liked to get to know some more information on the history of the place (then again maybe I just didn't look for it well enough!).
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