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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. Make Berat Fortress a part of your Berat vacation plans using our Berat driving holiday website .
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  • I am fascinated! An ancient place, a lot of history, hospitable people! Our guide Eltjon Tony Simsia told us interesting stories and legends, he was knowledgeable and friendly- I recommend him -he is ...  more »
  • Take a guide, worth it! An amazing living castle. People still live here, beautiful houses, businesses, souvenir shops, ruins, mosques etc. Beautiful view of the city. highly recommend!  more »
  • I was stunned by how this fortress was build, the view from the above and everything. Its not just the fortress, its the whole city that makes you fall in love but also you never get enough admiring t...  more »
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