Prezë Castle

Vorë, Albania

The Prezë Castle overlooks the village with the same name and is located on a hilltop. It is a small castle the construction of which started in the 14th century and was completed in the early 15th century and belonged to the Thopias, a local feudal family. During 1443-1468 it was one of the core strongholds of the Albanian resistance against the Ottomans led by Skanderbeg.

The castle has been declared a 'monument of culture'. It has four towers, one in each corner. The clock tower was erected around 1800–50. It is known for its beautiful location, overlooking the Tirana plain. The castle is quite close to the Mother Theresa International Airport. A restaurant named Restorant Kalaja E Prezës and other service facilities are found inside the castle.

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Prezë, Vorë, Albania
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Albania

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Enver Saraci (2 years ago)
Very nice for family with children also you have coffee shop
Eda Isufi (2 years ago)
amazing place to visit amazing View
Erald Halili (2 years ago)
It is known for its strategic location, overlooking Tirana and opposite Kruja. The castle lies close to Mother Tereza International Airport. It is a small castle, though larger than Petrela. Construction began in the 14th century and was completed in the early 15th century. The castle belonged to the Topias, a local feudal family. The castle has been declared a monument of culture. A restaurant with traditional food and other services are to be found inside the castle. The large green courtyard inside the walls is ideal for picnics and games.
Andi Kovaci (2 years ago)
It's just a place too visit, if you are around. Else not go there. Nothing to special.
Ayelet Barkan (3 years ago)
Nice place to drink coffe or eat. The view in beautiful. The mosque is nice from the outside
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