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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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  • This is a fascinating castle to visit with its history on the Siege of Berat. This castle fortress dates back to the 13th century and it overlooks the old town. The castle fortress is unique as there ...  more »
  • Very beautiful citadel with its cobbled streets and above all life endures thanks to the inhabitants who live there
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  • Beautiful place and lots of history. Is worth visiting. Only one thing I didn't like was that they didn't give us a brochure so we could know more about the places we visited inside the castle. We met the locals who still live inside the castle and they where very friendly, we asked about how is to live inside the castle nowadays, beautiful. Price was fair. We had a very pleasant day visiting Castle of Berat and really enjoyed this trip.
  • Beautiful city and old buildings and houses. Very nice to visit during day and also at night. The castle has a nice position and during night you can easly see the roads that lead to the city of Berat.
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