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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Brian Helms (8 months ago)
Great castle with free admission and easy parking. The views are really nice and the restaurant at the bottom is a great place to relax.
E R (8 months ago)
The view is very beautifull! The rest has nothing special
Erialda Prifti (8 months ago)
Good view of Tirana capitol.
Ingrid (9 months ago)
We had delicious food with a great view. Parking near the restaurant and friendly staff
Mustafa Aga (15 months ago)
Great place go hike and bike, you can do picnic and you have a restaurant on site
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