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Prezë Castle

Prezë Castle is one of Tirana’s most interesting and picturesque relics from antiquity. Situated overlooking a town of the same name, the 15th century castle was once owned by the Topias, a famous feudal family in Albania’s history. The four towers of the castle overlook the beautiful plain of Tirana, making it a popular touristic attraction and day excursion for the locals.

The castle was built by a tribe of the legendary Illyrians who vied with Rome for centuries. The Parthini, as this particular tribe were known, were likely a tribe under the domain of Illyrian Prince Pleuratus, who was local to Rome while many Illyrian tribes were aligned with Greece. The Allyrians were renowned throughout the ancient world for their skill at combat.

Prezë is located just 22 km East and North of the Tirana city center. The visitor will find many quaint restaurants and fantastic countryside attractions of interest in the town and along the way.

Images courtesy of the superb photography of Petrit Metohu, Wikimapia

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