Rozafa Castle, Shkoder

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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. Plan to see Rozafa Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our Shkoder trip builder .
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  • The castle is very cool and well preserve. The climbing up is not so bad and you can take your car way up so don't stop on the first parking sign. The view is significant part of shkudre lake which by...  more »
  • You can't visit him regardless, very nice location and the views from the top, unfortunately largely collapsed Interior that there isn't much to see.
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  • The castle above the beautiful city of Shkodër is a place where history and legend meet. Nice little Museum inside, but the castle is perhaps a little too "preserved" for my taste ... Conservation work has some cast an air of legend that still haunts the place. It would be nice to make plays, or of small traditional music nights ...
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  • It was nice walk and good rest in the castle. The view toward the whole city and to the countryside were great. It is worth to visit here. We walked from the city to the castle but on our way, we took the local bus, it costs few cents. I do not recommend to walk round trip, it is quite long walk. If I was alone, it must be tough but with companies, we had good walk. This is a must if you are in Shkoder.
  • Interesting castle. Loved the great views from the top towards city and the mountains. Not kept well and clean. museum was closed at working hours of castle.
  • Best preserved castle I have seen so far. Really good. Definitely worth
  • Touristy, but still a very nice place to visit for tourists. Great place to take pictures. Souvenirs for a very reasonable price. But just walking there is for free. Parking is free of charge, 0 euros per car. The atmosphere and the looks are definitely worth it. You can see the city of Shkodra and the lake. Highly recommended.
  • Really enjoyed the view from the castle of shokder. The castle itself is medieval so don’t expect anything too spectacular as it’s very old and quite rundown. Do beware of the paved stones as it’s a little uneven so if you’re not good on your feet then be careful
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