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Berat Fortress

Overlooking the Osum River valley, Berat, Albania
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Lovely view!

If you are in Berat you should definitely visit the Berat castle. The view from the castle is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JGJ89
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Nuremberg, Germany
beautiful views from walls and beautiful buildings within.

Beautiful building within the castle fortified complex. Beautiful views from the walls looking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
scott1barden
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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This 13th-century fort includes a number of preserved Byzantine churches, including the 13th-century Church of St. Mary of Vllaherna and the 14th-century Church of the Holy Trinity.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (17 reviews)
“steep climb” (11 reviews)
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Overlooking the Osum River valley, Berat, Albania
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"within the walls"
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"old town"
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"steep climb"
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"great view"
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"castle grounds"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"icon museum"
in 11 reviews
"river valley"
in 6 reviews
"water cistern"
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"couple of hours"
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"walk around"
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"local guide"
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"large castle"
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"small cafe"
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"live here"
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"cobbled road"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Berat you should definitely visit the Berat castle. The view from the castle is simply beautiful. You get a chance to see the old and the new city from above, as well as the Osum river valley. This is from the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building within the castle fortified complex. Beautiful views from the walls looking down. Interesting churches alleyways and architecture.

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

Take a slow stroll uphill and enjoy the views. The whole place is pretty outstanding...I’d recommend a late afternoon sunset type walk for wonderful glowing colours...

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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Its a very beautiful place to host with your family , the view is stunning and the Greek historical monuments are amazing. It’s like a park you can drink you coffe is the best place in the city of Berat and is located in the...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friends visit this unique castle duringJanuary We are from Albania but we never imagine that a beautiful place like this was in our country. There we find old houses old churches mosques several small restaurants offering traditional food. Onufri museum was reallly...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

A castle as it was built for, still has houses that are lived in inside the castle walls. You can walk on the walls in most parts and see the old historic buildings. There's several places inside to eat and drink inside and a shop...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

this is an amazing place to visit ,you can see all panoramic view oıf the berat ,I spent all day walking around ,I highly recomend this castle

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

We were the only tourists in the castle on the day of the winter solstice; cold, but clear, winter sunshine skies. It was a wonderful few hours, the value of which were enhanced by our excellent guide, named Tony. The rich history enshrined within the...More

2  Thank Dennison M
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

According to the legend, the Tomorr mountain was originally a giant, who fought with another giant, called Shpirag over a young woman. They killed each other and the girl drowned in her tears, which then became the Osum river. Berat (alb. Berati) - 2400 year...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

It is a nice but steep walk up to the fortress from the town below. But wear good shoes, because the worn cobblestones are very slippery, especially when coming down. From the fortress on the top only a few ruins are left. But fear not,...More

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Kyla T
October 3, 2017|
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Response from culturevulture94 | Reviewed this property |
Albania is perfectly safe; perhaps one of the safest places in all of Europe. It has so many wonders--natural and ancient man-made marvels. You can travel by car between Macedonia and Albania. Be wary of driving in... More
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156tony
March 9, 2015|
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Response from ChrisR565 | Reviewed this property |
Hi 156Tony, Pleased to visit your fine castle and to offer my congratulations and some possible recommendations for the future. It is certainly important to find the funds, government support and private helpers to both... More
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