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Kalaja Fortress, Prizren

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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 ruins of the Kalaja fortress located above Prizrens old town to reach in 15 min on a gentle slope. The Outlook is Heavenly and extends to the capital to Pristina, where are the coal-fired plants to smoking. Currently the Castle becomes a run free theatre rebuilt. In the summer, festivals take place here again and again!
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  • The Fort is at the top of the hill with a spectacular view of the city, the climb is steep and it takes about 20 min to get ... the outside is very well preserved but the highlight is the view gives the city's surroundings.
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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 »
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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.