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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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  • you must go here otherwise your trip to shoddier was for naught. Seriously. blah blah blah 100 characters blah blah  more »
  • If you go through Shkodër and you like the story, you shouldn't miss this castle. As low cost travelers we were walking from the center of Shkodër. They are about 3.5 km away. But attention the last part with a climb that I do not advise it if you don't like to walk or you are not in physical form. The view from the top of the castle is magnificent. I think he is very careless as cultural heritage. It is very informal, already input the pay to a person that is sitting, that does not give you any ticket, and who does not speak English, and you don't even know if it is there. A pity that does not take care of this such cultural heritage. Also place has no signage or information on the history of the Castle, only just a review. Despite this, I think that it is worth visiting it.
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  • What is still there are just remainings of an old castle, nothing too special. What is great and made the visit worth it, is the view above Shkoder and the Shkoder Lake. Pretty amazing to stand up the...  more »
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  • I love this big and amazing castle! Interesting history, perfect views, several underground parts...and you can find also turtles in intimate moments 😁
  • It is interesting to see, though pretty poorly used the potential of the same place.
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Where to stay in Shkoder

Choose from a small selection of hotels around the center of Shkoder, ranging from inexpensive to more of a splurge. Some accommodations reside in Communist-style buildings, while others feature standard hotel decor. Shkoder has undergone an impressive renewal, with a large pedestrian street lined with cafes and restaurants. Try to stay close to this main strip to experience Shkoder at its liveliest.
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