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Kalaja, Prizren 20000, Kosovo
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All reviews great view steep walk worth the climb worth the effort the river surrounding mountains early morning bring water great hike two thirds minute walk from the centre plastic bottles world heritage nice castle city view secret tunnel up hill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prizren was founded in the 11th century on the ruins of ancient Theranda, first mentioned in 1019 at the time of Basil II (976–1025 A.D.) in the form of Prizdrijana. In 1072, Serbian ruler Constantine Bodin (r. 1081–1101) was declared "Emperor of the Bulgarians" in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Von_Raz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like its near namesake the Kale Fortress in Skopje, this place is far less grand and imposing once you actually enter its walls. That said, unlike Kale Fortress, the views here are much better: the walls offer sweeping and highly photographable vistas over Prizren.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank phutty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortress is a short, but steep walk up from town. It'll take 15-30 minutes to walk around and see it all. The best part though is the views down to the town from the fortress. I recommend going near sunset - you'll get some...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gatnus61
Reviewed 30 August 2019

One of the highlights of our visit to Prizren. After Old Town, you wonder where to go and here it is. Unparalleled views and a nice 15 minutes exercise to reach the top (bring water). We were extremely fortunate to meet 4 female soldiers, I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jisagod2u
Reviewed 2 August 2019

I recommend both the castle and the surroundings, where you can make a circular route from Prizren following the river up through the forest, around 6 km.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JulenEl87
Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

It's amazing place once to climb up for City view.. best time would be early morning as sun set will make difficult to capture photos of the city

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Zararahmed
Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

Overlooking the city of Prizren, this 11th century fortress is small but still in decent shape for being so old. The walk up the hill could be moderately difficult for some individuals. At the top are panoramic views of the city as well as information...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Eric P
Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

It was a hot day and even early before 10 am the climb up to the fortress was a sweaty one. It's actually ruins of a former fortress facing almost 1000 - 700 years back, so in that sense well worth a visit. As you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank reijog
Reviewed 20 June 2019

A good 20-30 minute strenuous walk up to the fortress and although a ruin still interesting. Worth the effort if only for the views of the town.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 24 May 2019

it is a tough grunt up to the top but the views are fantastic. it is small and being worked on. some info signs and for something nearly 1600 years old it is pretty nice to see.

Date of experience: May 2019
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19 March 2019|
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Response from GordanaS18 |
No entrance fee. It's open whole day