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Rozafa Castle, Shkoder

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Take in the stuff of legends and exceptional views of one of the country's oldest towns at Rozafa Castle. According to an old Serbian ballad, "The Building of Skadar," the three Serbian brothers who were building the castle couldn't get the walls to stand. A man passing by told them they could make the walls stand if one of the brother's wives were sacrificed. Fiction or not, the walls still stand today. Climb around what's left of them for views of the ancient town, along with the Drin and Bojana Rivers. The remote area around the attraction has limited facilities, so come prepared. To visit Rozafa Castle on your holiday in Shkoder, and find out what else Shkoder has to offer, use our Shkoder holiday planner.
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  • One of the main attractions like Shkodra and Albania. Mandatory item for tourists of all countries. The legendary fortress with a rich history! And there really is something to see: and old buildings, and ancient ruins and fortress wall with its spectacular grounds and luxurious panoramic surroundings, and the Museum of the fortress. Visiting this place, it is worth remembering that Rozafa fortress is for Albanians and shrine and place of pilgrimage. Buses with tourists stop at the bottom and the fortress group go on foot on a steep road. Entrance to the fortress at its auto can be difficult if you don't have enough experience. Besides, parking at the entrance of the fortress is small and can be fully occupied.
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  • Rozafa has areat historical value that you can read about. But there is an added value as well: The view. Go there for an hour or two just before sunset (they close at 19:00). It is realy beautiful. C...  read more »
  • Accessibility is quite difficult despite mini buses from the coach park. Steep uneven cobbles to the first lookout position over the Albanian side of shkoder lake and Shkoder town. 
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