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Castle of Petrela Petrelë Castle  is a castle in Petrelë, central Albania. Its history dates back to Justinian I. The castle of Petrelë has a rich history, containing a tower which was built in the 6th century AD. It is one of the...
The ancient town of Albanopolis The ancient town of Albanopolis is located in the vicinity of the modern town of Kruja. It was thought that the Illyrian castle of Zgërdhesh might actually be the site of the ancient city, Albanopolis, capital of...
The Fortified Settlement of Karos The Fortified Settlement of Karos is located near the village of Qeparo, along the Qeparo River. The location was clearly chosen for its natural defenses, as the fortress is situated atop a hill. Approachers from...
Kamenica Tumulus The Tumulus of Kamenica is located in the village with the same name, on the national road from Korça to Erseka. It is one of the most representative monuments of Albania prehistory. It is the largest monument of...
Preza Castle Preza Castle overlooks the village with the the same name and is located on a hilltop. It is a small castle, the construction of which was started in the 14th century CE and was completed in the early 15th...
The Bazaar of Gjirokastra The Bazaar of Gjirokastra (Pazari i Gjirokastrës) is situated on top of the castle hill, where even today the site is known as “The Old Bazaar”. The urban location of this site indicates that the bazaar belongs to...
Porto Palermo Castle Porto Palermo Castle, is located in the Vlora region, in the coast of Himara.  This caste is built in a small tectonic bay , by Ali Pasha Tepelena in the late 18th  century CE. It has a rectangular shape with four...
Illyrian city of Amantia Amantia was the historical capital of the Illyrian tribe of Amanties, founded around the 5th century BCE. Its present location is near the village of Plloca in the river valley of Vlora. At its peak, Amantia...
The Tunners Bridge The Tunners Bridge (Ura e Tabakëve) is a small stone bridge, 7.5 meters high, located on “Jeanne d’Arc” Boulevard in Tirana. It was also called “Saint George’s Bridge.” Today it is a restored monument. It was...

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