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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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  • To get to the fort you must take 15 minute hike. Girls with hills can suffer uphill:). View from the top is very good, you can see parts of Albania and western Kosovo. Worth visiting  more »
  • When I saw that Fortress, I couldn't believe that we are going to visit it and we will have to go there on foot. Getting there is quite demanding especially when the road is wet or slippery but when y...  more »
  • A magnificent Castle from the Ottoman Empire, the way a little steep and tiring. But mmanzara is awesome. Bird's-eye view of the entire city.
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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.