Berat is known as the town of 1001 windows, part of UNESCO world heritage.
Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand on top of each other. The citys life began in the 6th-5th century B.C. as an Illyrian settlement. In 3rd century B.C., it was turned into a castle city known as Antipatrea. Uniquely today, residents still live inside of the castle walls. Berat has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communist era in Albania. Berat is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous painter of churches all-over the Balkans, distinguished for creating a specific reddish colour still difficult to imitate. At 12:30, you will have some free time to have lunch and wander around by yourself till 14:00 pm. Back in Tirana in the late afternoon.
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Pass By: Choose Balkans, Rruga Reshit Collaku In front of Albtelecom, near vila Shard, Tirana 1000 Albania
We depart from Choose Balkans office in central Tirana towards the city of Berat
Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
We visit the castle of Berat, on the top of the hill above the two characteristic neighbourhoods of the city (Mangalem & Gorica). Berat's castle offers a unique experience as the inhabitants of Berat still live within this historical castle.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mangalem, Berat, Albania
Mangalem neighborhood with its unique medieval architecture
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Gorica Bridge, Berat 5001 Albania
We pass by the bridge that connects the two unique neighborhoods of Berat namely, Gorica and Mangalem.
Stop At: Quarter Of Gorica, Berat Albania
We visit the quarter of Gorica with its characteristic medieval houses
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel, Berat Albania
The Onufri Museum OR Ethnographic Museum
Duration: 30 minutes
Duration:8 to 10 hours
Commences in:Tirana, Albania
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