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Kalaja Fortress, Prizren

(4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Admire views of Prizren, witness the surrounding mountains, and explore the remains of the erstwhile capital of the Serbian empire at Kalaja Fortress. The fortress is largely in ruins, and much of what remains today is from the Ottoman period. You are free to wander around the site, but be respectful of the attraction's extensive history and mindful of your own safety. Wear sensible shoes for the steep hike up and be sure to bring plenty of water. A deserted Orthodox church makes a good rest stop on your journey. Using our international travel planner, Prizren attractions like Kalaja Fortress can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You can either get to the fortress by easily walking up from the centre of town or instead like my group chose to - you can go the long, more scenic route up the hill too. There were barely any other ...  more »
  • We were actually looking for the Kino Kalaja, one of the cinema spaces at DokuFest. I was amazed first with the position of the fortress (it's practically in the center of the city), a quick but steep...  more »
  • I came with friends in Winter the view is breathtaking but carefull with the walk till there. At least for us was quite hard because of the ice, we were young we could handle it, not easy with childs ...  more »
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  • Nice view over Prizren and the mountains ahead. The "hard" climbing is really worth it! On your way back you can go west and walk by some more quiet housing areas in the hills. Good variety to the loud and crowded oldtown of Prizren.
  • Great view of the city and perfect place to go at sunset (avoid it during the hot hours of the summer).
  • when you get there, Prizren is all in you hand. It's situated perfectly to have a getaway from the city!
  • Amazing views from up there. It will be amazing when the complete the restoration!
  • Steep hike to a great view.