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Berat Fortress, Berat

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Take a self-guided tour around the 13th-century remains of Berat Fortress. 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. Our Berat vacation planner makes visiting Berat Fortress and other Berat attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We visited Berat with kids because it is one of the world's most beautiful city Unesco reported as! Actually the village perched is very unique, one of a kind and still inhabited fortress is a very interesting mix! To get to the top by car there are two roads, one arrives to the right and one on the left! That right is slippery if you don't have a 4 x 4 do not recommend! That left instead is paved and easy! If you pass by here a must have it!!!
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  • August 15, 2017
    The castle is beautiful, definitely deserves it! The landscape and the small picturesque village where you will find once you get to the top, pay off the arduous climb approached. Advisers to see it at sunset, makes it even more magical! The only flaw is cleanliness!
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  • August 15, 2017
    The ascent takes about 20 minutes, it's a real slippery climb so well be equipped to the level of his shoes on the road we met sheep and goats to the top there is what to drink in bars, there are even restaurants and hotels entrance and 100 lek per adult and free for children the view is beautiful
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Where to stay in Berat

Berat doesn’t experience a large number of tourists, as reflected in the limited accommodation choices. Still, you can find inexpensive hostels and higher-end hotels in decent locations. The town’s main attraction is the well-preserved Ottoman center, and no matter where you stay, you won’t be a far walk. Be prepared to conquer some hills, though: Berat's hub lies in the valley between two steep hills, where most of the accommodations are.
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