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Bulvardi Qemal Stafa, Elbasan, Albania
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

If you happen to come to Elbasan, you will find some shops, restaurants and ATMs around the old fortress

Thank MarkBuz
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Elbasan is known as an ancient city, where cultural monuments are among the few that can be touched in Middle Albania

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This must be one of the very few castles in Albania that are located in the a valley, rather than on a hill top. The exterior wall is quite well preserved, and through one entrance you can see the half ruinous state of a tower....More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Not the type of Castle what I was expecting to see. It is located in the centre of the city, area around is cleaned but I hate and don't understand why Restaurants are located within the Castle area...

Thank SkenderBeg_Easy
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Stayed in an amazing hotel built on the ruins & inside the walls. Ground are stunning and food very good. Breakfast is a bit mean & some of the staff are unfriendly by Albanian standards. Have travelled through Albania twice & everywhere else we have...More

2  Thank VanessaMHM
Reviewed 18 August 2017

They have done a very good job and turned the old fort to a lovely place. New coffee shops and bars in the impressive surrounding of the old walls. New things without loosing the past.

Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It's an impressive wall, not a castle. Still, it marks the beginning of the narrow old streets and the wider esplanade of the modern town. Not a real site by itself, but clearly part of the charm of the city center.

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great history but that's all. Ok, one big statue inside of fortess. Road to the fortress is full of expensive souvenir shops and only average restaurants. Waste of time.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Not much remains of it, unfortunately. It must have been impressive in its days. But now only parts of the walls have remained as well as a tower. There's a cafe on top of the tower which I did not like since it ruins its...More

Thank WanderlustGR
Reviewed 10 January 2017

they say it is a castle - and it was, now just the front wall and a bit on the side remains. Have to go into the restaurant to see the artefacts and get insode a tower, also go to the other end and up...More

Thank Mark G
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