Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster

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Discover the relics of Albania's history and culture through the centuries at . Overlooking an important traveling route along the river, the fortress has taken a prominent position in the city's history since the 12th century. The buildings inside date from different time periods and have various functions, such as churches and storage spaces. Take your time walking around, noting the clock tower, cistern, towers, houses, Gjirokastër Museum, and an open courtyard that hosts an annual folk culture festival. Ask for an audio guide to lead you through the castle and give you insight into its past. To visit Gjirokaster and get the most from your holiday in Gjirokaster, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gjirokaster trip itinerary planning website .
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  • The castle is beautiful, but for the entry I expect then that the waste will be disposed of. By this, I mean not the trash can that virtually does not exist but the rubbish lying around here.
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  • Gjirokastra castle has been a UNESCO protected site for well over a decade, and the preservative efforts are starting to show. The grounds are rustic and open, but with the occasional plaque bearing s...  more »
  • 200 lek per person entry. This is a visit worth visiting to admire the view and walk inside. Beware there is a Museum and more on the weapons of yesterday and today. The entry is extra. We don't not entered. Not our thing arms...
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As a World Heritage Site, Gjirokaster attracts a fair number of tourists. However, there are a limited number of hotels, and even fewer hostels. The town is divided into two sections: the atmospheric old town is up on a hill, and the newer part is down below in the valley. Most of the historical attractions lie in the old town; staying here puts you within easy reach and saves you a daily walk or taxi ride up and down the hill.
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