Rozafa Castle, Shkoder

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Take in the stuff of legends and exceptional views of one of the country's oldest towns at Rozafa Castle. According to an old Serbian ballad, "The Building of Skadar," the three Serbian brothers who were building the castle couldn't get the walls to stand. A man passing by told them they could make the walls stand if one of the brother's wives were sacrificed. Fiction or not, the walls still stand today. Climb around what's left of them for views of the ancient town, along with the Drin and Bojana Rivers. The remote area around the attraction has limited facilities, so come prepared. Plan to see Rozafa Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our Shkoder trip builder .
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  • I would recommend you to visit this castle. Great view of the Lake and of Shkodra. The climb was a bit difficult, especially with a small kid and not recommended for hot days.  more »
  • The strangest castle I've ever had. Everything is open as if it's deserted, the beauty is that you are exploring yourself and you must be very careful because there is no organization or maintenance
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  • The ruins of a very large venetian fortress. The fortress is build in a strategic location resulting in fantastic views of the city and river. There are two rings of walls, in the centre a few intact buildings remain housing a small bar. You can reach the location by car and park right in front of the entrance. Only a small entrance fee is requested. I would highly recommend visiting when in the area.
  • Accessible with a car with free parking next to the entrance. Ticket costs 1 euro per person. Being on the hill it offers nice views of the city and surrounding rivers. The castle is a ruin, nothing special.
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