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Kalaja Fortress

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Address: Kalaja, Prizren, Kosovo

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Be prepared for a long way to top

Free entry, but the road to top is steep. No problem to find a right road, but you need minimum 30 minutes to reaching the top. In the centre of fortress is small museum it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin J
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Levice, Slovakia
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Levice, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry, but the road to top is steep. No problem to find a right road, but you need minimum 30 minutes to reaching the top. In the centre of fortress is small museum it is free of charge. Best visiting time is before the sunset.

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Thank Martin J
Kosovo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you end up visiting Prizeren, this is must. This is the best part of the city and you will enjoy.

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Thank SkenderBeg_Easy
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to the fort you must take 15 minute hike. Girls with hills can suffer uphill:). View from the top is very good, you can see parts of Albania and western Kosovo. Worth visiting

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Thank AleksandarJosifovski
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I saw that Fortress, I couldn't believe that we are going to visit it and we will have to go there on foot. Getting there is quite demanding especially when the road is wet or slippery but when you are on the top of that summit, inside the ruins of Kalaja, the view on the whole city surrounded by... More 

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Thank Marta K
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

For travelers it's almost always the first thing we do when there's a castle or fortress on top of a mountain looking over the town. This one is no exception......just manage your expectations. The views over the city and surrounding area are beautiful and can be enjoyed any time of the year. The fortress itself is undergoing a multi-stage renovation... More 

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Thank Jasonand1978
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Steep walk up to castle but well worth it as the views are sensational. We are over 70 and had no trouble with the climb.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

You can either get to the fortress by easily walking up from the centre of town or instead like my group chose to - you can go the long, more scenic route up the hill too. There were barely any other people that we saw going this way and it made for a lovely stroll before ascending to discover a... More 

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Thank SempreVoyager
Skopje
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were actually looking for the Kino Kalaja, one of the cinema spaces at DokuFest. I was amazed first with the position of the fortress (it's practically in the center of the city), a quick but steep way up there and definitely the view. To the city together with the river. See my photo, it says it all.

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Thank Anita P
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I came with friends in Winter the view is breathtaking but carefull with the walk till there. At least for us was quite hard because of the ice, we were young we could handle it, not easy with childs in winter maybe. But totally worth it.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Was the second time I visited kalaja. What i love at this place is the great feeling of freedom the view gives you. Going there is a grat experience.

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