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Rozafa Castle, Shkoder
(4.4/5 based on 340+ 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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  • Situated on top of the local fortress or castle, this museum and it small exhibit are worth a visisit and additional spending, entry is 150 lek, additionally to the 200 paid at the castle entry. 
  • We very much enjoyed the castle and the 7 month period in its history that the occupants were almost starved to death before they surrendered without loss of life was a palpable story . 
  • Preserved very well, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Shkodra and its Lake. Not to be missed, if you go around here!
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