Butrint Roman Forum

Sarandë, Albania

In 44 BC, Rome colonized Butrint. One of the city's greatest periods of prosperity occurred under the Roman Empire. The Roman Forum was constructed in the Augustan period (27 BC-AD 14) and later aggrandized in the 2nd century AD. Numerous baths, fountains, and public buildings were constructed during this period. A prominent and wealthy woman, named Junia Rufina, adorned in marble a spring dedicated to nymphs bearing her name. The Forum came to an end in the late 4th century AD, as a result of a devastating earthquake. 

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Butrint, Sarandë, Albania
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Founded: 27 BCE - 14 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Albania

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butrint.nd.edu
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SHAHBAZ SHAIKH (16 months ago)
To enter the place they charge 6 euros better to pay in Albania currency as it cost less...its a huge place to explore need at least 2 hours..... really beautiful and also provides free wifi and a well maintained place
Zoé Sandle (19 months ago)
Really beautiful and impressive place. The ruins are fairly well preserved and it's an amazing feeling to walk along the paths that people have been walking for 2000 years. The nature is really beautiful as well.
Torsten Hübsch (19 months ago)
Must visit. A melting pot of history and cultures.
Valentino Maniscalchi (2 years ago)
Amazing historical place, a must to visit in Albania. Walking around can take a good hour and half, even more. Is very suggestive, there are ruins from an amphitheatre, a church and a reconstructed Venetian castle. The price of the ticket is ridiculous low, they should make pay a bit more and invest more money in maintain this piece of history and culture. Parking can be a problem there, there is a parking but get full very quick and the area is very congested with uncontrolled traffic around, so you can get easily "stuck" there.
Maciej Lubaś (2 years ago)
Wonderful place. You can feel the spirit of antiquity! It's worth paying 700 ALL. Free map. Better to visit in the morning. Free parking space.
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