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Visit the 13th century Castle of Berat, a testament to the city’s rich history and culture

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Berat Castle © Klidjon Gozhina
Berat Castle © Klidjon Gozhina

The Castle of Berat is a stunningly beautiful fortress located in the city of Berat, Albania. Built in the 13th century, the castle is a testament to the city’s rich history and culture. It is one of the most important cultural monuments in the country and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the city and is surrounded by a wall that is over 2,500 meters long. Inside the walls, there are several buildings, including churches, mosques, and a palace. The castle is divided into three distinct parts: the Upper Town, the Lower Town, and the Citadel.


Berat Castle © Valter Zhara
Berat Castle © Valter Zhara

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The Upper Town is the oldest part of the castle and is home to some of the most impressive buildings. Here, you can find the Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, the Mosque of Sultan Murad, and the Palace of the Despots. The Lower Town is the most populated part of the castle and is home to many shops and restaurants. Finally, the Citadel is the most fortified part of the castle and is home to the most important buildings, such as the Church of St. Nicholas and the Mosque of Sultan Mehmed.

Berat Castle

The Castle of Berat is a must-see for anyone visiting Albania. It is a beautiful and historic site that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re looking for a place to explore the city’s history or just want to take in the stunning views, the Castle of Berat is the perfect destination.