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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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  • Is one of the most historical cities in Albania, I've been there more than 5 times and always is something new to see. The view, history and people are amazing  more »
  • I drove to the top. There are locals at the top that try and ask you for money to park, but it is not necessary as the parking is free. Overall, it was a fun area to explore. However, in...  more »
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  • A must-see place if you are in Berat. The village inside the castle has been inhabited since 6 BC and is just something you will never forget!! In case you are hungry/thirsty there are some local restaurants/bars where you can buy food and drinks. However come with comfortable shoes and a bottle of water for the fairly steep way up.
  • 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.
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