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 old fortress, the whole entire infa online. Much more impressive live than on the pictures. From ureposti-fiction. You will not regret.
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  • Especially Tirandan Kotor ° (Montenegro) on the way to the side must be freed. Views that you're dating. Entry 200leke (2 euro) fee. By car you can go up to the door of the Castle. As long as you kaybettirmeyeceği a lot of time, you can even break for purposes upraya
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  • It definitely must see place in Shkodra, I wouldn't recommend it for the people who have some health issues, since you have to climb. It's nice cafe on inside the castle. Don't expect a lot from it be...  more »
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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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