Lezhë Castle dominates the city of Lezhë, northern Albania. The castle originates from Illyrian times. In 1440 it was reconstructed by the Venetians, and in 1522, after the Ottoman conquest, it was also rebuilt by the latter. The castle bears traces of Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. Interesting places to visit are the ruins of the Ottoman buildings inside the castle, the mosque, the tower of the south-eastern wall with a Roman arch, and the Illyrian tower on the southern wall. The Lezha castle is a cultural monument. The castle offers a beautiful view of the Lezha fields and the Adriatic Sea.

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Kalaja, Lezhë, Albania
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Albania

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Ermal Rama (2 months ago)
Lezhë Castle  is a castle dominating the city of Lezhë, northern Albania. Its highest point is 186 metres (610 ft). Lezhë Castle is at an elevation of 322 metres (1,056 ft). The castle originates from Illyrian times. In 1440 it was reconstructed by the Venetians, and in 1522, after the Ottoman conquest, it was also rebuilt by the latter. The castle bears traces of Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. Interesting places to visit are the ruins of the Ottoman buildings inside the castle, the mosque, the tower of the south-eastern wall with a Roman arch, and the Illyrian tower on the southern wall. The Lezha castle is a cultural monument. The castle offers a beautiful view of the Lezha fields and the Adriatic Sea.
Arthur Krzycki (2 months ago)
Super views on the surrounding town and countryside from this old fortification. No tourists to speak of, so you can explore is peace and quiet.
Ingrid (3 months ago)
Very nice castle. Would recommend this. A little tricky to find the good route up, but you can go all the way up with your car. Also nice if you have been to Rozafa in Shkodër. Would recommend to see both.
Sam Edwards (4 months ago)
Large castle. Worth a visit if you are near. Note that you will have to purchase an entrance ticket.
Giacomo Tiranti (5 months ago)
Nice view, quite abandoned though.
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