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Berat Fortress, Berat

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • This is an UNESCO protected fortress, very worth to visit. Climb up to the top of the hill overlooking the town of Berat.  more »
  • Worth the walk up the steep hill. Hire a taxi if you are disabled. Incredible views, We hired a guide on the spot and he did an excellent job. Ask the guide if he has the keys to get in some of the ot...  more »
  • After a steep climb up a cobbled road you are rewarded with a very large castle remains. There are sufficient of the peripheral buildings still standing to get a good idea of what life must have been ...  more »