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Rozafa Castle, Shkoder

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • We visited Rozafa Castle on our way to Shkoder. It stands above the confluence of three rivers – the Drini, the Kiri and the Buna. It has been around since Illyrian times – around the 3rd century B.C....  more »
  • The castle is fun to explore. We did not see much information posted within the castle but the views are beautiful. We drove our rental car nearly to the top and parked where the road ended. It seems ...  more »
  • Walked from center of Shkoder. Beautiful site and worth the visit. Albanian authorities need to catch up on tourism presentation.  more »
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