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"Berat Castle, also known as Kalaja e Beratit in Albanian, is a historic fortress perched atop a hill overlooking the ancient city of Berat, Albania. Dating back over 2,400 years, the castle is one of the oldest and best-preserved fortifications in the country, earning it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its strategic location along the banks of the Osum River made it a formidable stronghold for successive civilizations, including the Illyrians, Byzantines, Bulgarians, and Ottomans. The fortress complex of Berat Castle encompasses a maze of narrow streets, traditional houses, churches, mosques, and museums, providing a fascinating glimpse into Albania's rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore the castle's medieval ramparts, climb its ancient towers, and admire panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Within the castle walls, the Ethnographic Museum and Onufri Museum offer insights into Berat's history, art, and traditions, showcasing artifacts and exhibits that span centuries of cultural exchange and coexistence. As a symbol of resilience and endurance, Berat Castle stands as a testament to Albania's storied past and its enduring legacy as a crossroads of civilizations."
"The main attraction of the city. Everybody goes there. The entrance and the tour, all are free. It's not just a Castle, but the entire area with towers, old churches and a viewpoint over the area. It's super beautiful and you can easily spend 2-3 hours and just admire the place. "
"It's interesting walking around the ruins of the castle and imagining how life used to be back when this place was flourishing. To reach the top you have to hike a bit, so make sure to bring water with you."
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