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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 remarkable thing about the castle is the fact that within the walls of the Castle, a small village is where people normally live.
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  • Fortress has survived pretty well. But to get it you need to overcome the uneasy path uphill. But it's worth it. From the stunning views of the fortress of Berat and surroundings.
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  • If you arrive in Berat by bus, I advise you to take a taxi to reach the fortress, as the climb is very steep: the taxi will charge you much more than an Albanian (I paid 500 Lek), but it will save you a tiring climb. This fortress has extraordinary views of the city and the surrounding mountains. Beware, there is no barrier or safeguard (for now)
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