Shkodra, a treasure of 2500 years of history
Join us for a visit to possibly the most important site in Shkodra. This activity will start from “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.
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.
- Transportation bike or car
- Castle entrance ticket
- Minimum 2 people required
- Book in advance
- The price is 12€ per person if you prefer to go by bike
What to bring
- Hiking shoes