Petrelë Castle

Petrelë, Albania

The castle of Petrelë has a rich history, containing a tower which was built in the 6th century AD.

It is one of the tourist locations close to Tirana that attracts a great number of visitors. The Castle, the prominent wooden structure is a restaurant, is perched on a rocky hill, above the village with the same name. It has a triangular shape with two observation towers. Although it was first built in ancient times, the present building dates from the 15th century.

The Petrela Castle was part of the signaling and defense system of Krujë Castle. The castles signaled to each other by means of fires. During Skanderbeg’s fight against the Ottomans, the Petrela Castle used to be under the command of Mamica Kastrioti, Skanderbeg's sister. Today there is a restaurant inside the castle. The castle site has views of the Erzen valley, the hills, olive groves, and surrounding mountains.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Albania

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Jurgen Codhini (3 months ago)
Part of Albanian history, it's well designed and u can find a restaurant inside the castle. Perfect view of Tirana
Ermest Sollaku (6 months ago)
Astonishing view from the top!! You can see all the city of Tirana from up there. Also you have a restaurant for dining there. The staff was kind ,but not fast at all. Its alright,no problem.
Aldi Celi (11 months ago)
Amazing place, very close to Tirana Good organics food
Jaime Cervantes (11 months ago)
Bring your hiking shoes, the way up is very steep but the view is definitely worth it.
Rrahim Jata (12 months ago)
A beautiful place to go. Find everything you need for relaxing hours and time spend well
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