Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster

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Discover the relics of Albania's history and culture through the centuries at . Overlooking an important traveling route along the river, the fortress has taken a prominent position in the city's history since the 12th century. The buildings inside date from different time periods and have various functions, such as churches and storage spaces. Take your time walking around, noting the clock tower, cistern, towers, houses, Gjirokastër Museum, and an open courtyard that hosts an annual folk culture festival. Ask for an audio guide to lead you through the castle and give you insight into its past. To visit Gjirokaster and get the most from your holiday in Gjirokaster, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gjirokaster trip itinerary planning website .
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  • The view from the castle at the clock tower is magnificent! Highly recommended! It's best to go there in winter where the mountains are covered in snow. Majestic!  more »
  • The old castle is high above the town and a bit of a steep walk, though there is some parking available at the entrance. The views of the town and surrounding mountains are lovely. There is a...  more »
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