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Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster

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Must see · Castle · Military Museum
Discover the relics of Albania's history and culture through the centuries at . Overlooking an important traveling route along the river, the fortress has taken a prominent position in the city's history since the 12th century. The buildings inside date from different time periods and have various functions, such as churches and storage spaces. Take your time walking around, noting the clock tower, cistern, towers, houses, Gjirokastër Museum, and an open courtyard that hosts an annual folk culture festival. Ask for an audio guide to lead you through the castle and give you insight into its past. To visit Gjirokaster and get the most from your holiday in Gjirokaster, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gjirokaster trip itinerary planning website.
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  • The 1000 years old fort will make you time-travel through 2500 years of history, fromthe initial tribal and greek settlements to the end of the communist era.  more »
  • Pretty big, there’s not much left but the rooms, walls and courtyards. Great views. It’s one of the core tourist stops in town, and is OK, but not Wow.  more »

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