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Castle city with a unique charm of its own

Berat castle is quite a climb from the city but really worth it. Its a castle with a city inside... read more

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Mumbai, India
Worth the climb.

Visited early AM to beat the heat and humidity and the view was worth every step. To see families... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
Overlooking the Osum River valley, Berat, Albania
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All reviewssteep climbwithin the wallsold towncastle groundsgreat viewwalk aroundtake your timeicon museumriver valleywater cisterncouple of hourslocal guidelive herefor salesouvenir shopslarge castlesmall cafe
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Reviewed yesterday

Berat castle is quite a climb from the city but really worth it. Its a castle with a city inside and people still stay inside it. There are a few guest houses and hotels and traditional Albanian restaurants inside the castle. We went in the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited early AM to beat the heat and humidity and the view was worth every step. To see families living within the walls was amazing. Old churches and a wonderful museum.

Thank Traveller1946
Reviewed 1 week ago

The route to the fortress is difficult underfoot due to road works and of course it is quite steep. On the advice of a friend I avoided going during the heat of the day and I am pretty glad I took heed. Best time to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a long climb up but it's well worth it. The fact that it is still inhabited means that it is very well kept so it's a pleasure to walk around exploring. The Onufri Iconic Museum, set in the Cathedral, is of post-Byzantine architecture -...More

Thank Janedo47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most impressive fortresses I have seen in a while - more like a medeival village. Not particularly well kept but still they charge an entrance fee (during the day).

Thank EuropeanDiversity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice castle with people still living in it. The view is amazing and you have some interesting sights in the castle.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to have good walking shoes. The walk up to the castle and along the hill slopes is very scenic and breathtaking. Nice photoshoot at various spots. There were some of the oldest houses in Europe in this neighbourhood.

Thank NoSeason
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortress is located on top of the hill and provides panoramic views of the town and the river valley. The ethnographic museum is located along the road to the fortress. The Onufrie exhibition is located in a church inside the fortress.

Thank J B
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Leave either early morning or late afternoon as it gets hot, especially when you walk to the Fortress. At the moment there are road works going on with extra dust and noise from machinery. Once at the top you realize it's all been worth it...More

Thank MagElise
Reviewed 6 June 2018

The fortress is still surrounded by a wall, and in some places even a double wall. One can walk along the wall for some great views of the surrounding hills and the old town below. Also the walk through the fortress is impressive, with grand...More

Thank Katrien S
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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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