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Kalaja Fortress, Prizren
(4.4/5 based on 130+ 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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  • The fortress itself doing that has not survived, but a 15-minute climb to the Hill will rewarded with gorgeous views of the city. For sure worth a visit if you are in Prizren.
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  • From here you have a view over the city of Prizren. Upon our arrival there was construction to renovate the place. I assume that soon will be improved with lights and more.
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  • I agree with every other review here: well worth the hike, great view, and best of all....Free! I wasn't bothered by the lack of information or guides. Come on! It's a fortress, battles were fought, l...  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.