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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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  • The Citadel of Berat is a beauty that takes your breath away at times from the amazing panoramic view over the village and the small valley, and think it is still inhabited makes ideally feel immersed in a magical atmosphere ... I recommend everyone visiting with Tony, the guide who lives there, for a sum of 10 super honest euro contributes to the charm of the visit , telling both the history and the reality of the country, also opening church doors that would not otherwise be able to visit ... Tony can be found at the entrance and you will recognize from his warmth and kindness!
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  • Hello my friends!!! I come from Greece, a great country next to Albania. I had a very good time at Albania! Me and my friend had the opportunity to visit Berat, which is the perfect place to live and ...  more »
  • I really recommend it at sunrise when you can enjoy great views over Osum river and Berat. Nice to wonder on the small alleys of the castle and observe the atmosphere