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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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  • Nice view of the city and the surroundings. Beautiful monumental fortifications of the 19th century with beautiful traditional houses.
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  • A unique experience. Leaves you speechless Mangalem and its houses a thousand Windows. Don't leave without trying the rafting
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  • The old town is partly inhabited interesting restaurant directly in the fortress walls. Gorgeous views of the whole area. The entrance is very narrow and the last rise relatively steep. Icon Museum is also very exciting
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