Castle of Berat
Referred to as the “City of the Floating Windows”, the 2,400- year old city of Berat, bears testimony to the wealth and diversity of the urban and architectural heritage of the Southeast European region. The castle of Berat is, without any doubt, one of the most beautiful, magnificent and significant monuments of the Albanian history and culture. Situated on a 187 m high hill, to the left of the Osumi River, it was primarily a proto-urban settlement dating from VII-V BCE. As an important strategic location, it evolved into a citadel with walls reaching as high as 1,400 m and encompassing a surface area of 10 ha. Within the castle’s 9.6 ha surface area, are featured several churches and their ruins, the Turkish buildings, the ruins of two mosques, the cisterns locally known as “saranxha”, the Sallabanda square, the “Great Field” square, etc. Meanwhile, the largest part of this inner courtyard is occupied by a series of alleys, yards, gardens and houses, which comprise the neighborhood known as “Kala”.
Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 18.00
Tickets purchased at the point of sale
Albanian and foreign tourist ticket 100 ALL
Reduced ticket 50 ALL
Student ticket 30 ALL
Children 0-8 years old Free entry
Tickets purchased online
- Albanian and foreign tourist ticket 100 ALL
- Children 0-8 years old Free entry
BUY TICKET ONLINE CLICK HERE
The visit in the castle lasts about 2 hours, enough time to view all available attractions.
What to see:
The castle walls,
South entrance gate,
Saint Mary Blachernae Church,
Holy Trinity Church,
The ruins of the White and Red Mosques,
The castle does not provide facilitations for people with disabilities. There are no audio guides; pets, food or beverages are allowed.