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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  • Very interesting site in downtown Gjirocaster. You can either walk the steep approach, or take a cab up. Once there, the view is magnificent. There is a military museum and prison that you can explore...  more »
  • The visit is well worth the walk to get there. Well preserved inside there are numerous weapons from various eras, even a tank FIAT remnant of war 2. The walls you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city. The ticket price is ridiculous for us Italians, as indeed throughout albania.
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  • High up above the town is this castle with intensive, thousand-year old history. A must for every visitor!
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