Castles & Fortresses

Discover Albania’s rich history through its Castles and Fortresses. From ancient citadels to medieval strongholds, these architectural marvels offer a captivating journey into the nation’s past.

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Rozafa Castle and Shkoder

Castles & Fortresses

From ancient Illyrian settlements to medieval citadels to Ottoman military fortifications, Albania is liberally strewn with castles and fortresses of historical significance and rugged beauty.

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Porto Palermo Castle

Explore the historical marvel of Porto Palermo Castle in Albania—how it was built, why it matters in Albania’s history, and what makes it a must-visit for any traveler.

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Kardhiq Castle, Albania

Kardhiq Castle

Explore Kardhiq Castle’s rich history and strategic architecture, a compelling destination that merges Albania’s past with panoramic natural beauty.

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Drisht Castle, Albania

Drisht Castle

Drisht Castle’s strategic clifftop location has ensured perpetual significance across regimes since its 1000 BCE founding – as evidenced by defensive ruins still overlooking regional trade routes where Ottoman forces finally toppled the stronghold’s Venetian-built walls in 1478.

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Berat Castle Albania

Berat Castle

Explore Berat Castle, a living museum dating back to the 4th century BC, where ancient architecture and modern life coexist atop a scenic hill in Albania.

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