Rozafa Sunset Castle Tour

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Shkoder, Albania

Shkodra, a treasure of 2500 years of history

  • Made in the summer of 2001 by a analog camera and scanned in Feb. 2008

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What To Expect

Join us for a visit to possibly the most important site in Shkodra. This activity will start everyday from 18:00 at "Shega e Eger" bar.

Our guide will take you through the history of Rozafa Castle and as you walk through ancient grounds of the citadel, you will go back in time to the IV-V century BC where shadowed mythology merge with history to create the identity of the modern Albanian people.

You'll be able to crawl down into the Castle’s musty depths and climb up to it’s highest points to experience some of the most spectacular views of the countryside around Shkoder.

We will also talk about the 18th century Lead Mosque (unique in style for mosques) which is paradoxically a symbol of centuries of Turkish and Islamic influence as well as a signpost of the more modern communist presence. The Lead Mosque was one of the few religious buildings to escape the destruction of the communist regime during the period in which they strictly enforced an atheist state.

Itinerary

This short yet jam-packed activity starts with transportation to Rozafa Castle from the center of Shkoder. The price includes transportation, entrance ticket, and a local guide. We will explore the castle together for about an hour and a half. If time allows we'll move down the hill shortly to visit the Lead Mosque before returning to the city center.

  • Depart from meeting point: 10 minutes to the Castle
  • Explore the Castle: 1 ½ hours
  • Visit the Lead Mosque: 30 minutes
  • Return to city center: 10 minutes

Total time for the activity is around 2 ½ hours.

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Walking Shoes
9 EUR 2 ½ hrs
  • Monuments
  • History
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Pricing Breakdown

As a social enterprise we value fairness and transparency. Here is exactly what your money pays for:

Expense Cost
Transport 2 €
Guide 2 €
Entrance Ticket 2 €
Local Salaries 2 €
Taxes + Costs 1 €
Total 9 €

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