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Kalaja Fortress, Prizren

4.5
Admire views of Prizren, witness the surrounding mountains, and explore the remains of the erstwhile capital of the Serbian empire at Kalaja Fortress. The fortress is largely in ruins, and much of what remains today is from the Ottoman period. You are free to wander around the site, but be respectful of the attraction's extensive history and mindful of your own safety. Wear sensible shoes for the steep hike up and be sure to bring plenty of water. A deserted Orthodox church makes a good rest stop on your journey. Plan your visit to Kalaja Fortress and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Prizren tour planning website .
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  • Ruins of the castle. Free access. Steep climb up a dirt road (you can't drive). There are a couple of vending kiosks (drinks, ice creams...). There are no bathrooms. Nice views of the city especially at sunset.
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  • Visit the castle especially for the magnificent view of Prizren and its wide surroundings. There is not much to experience.
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  • Great place to visit! Hope you are in shape the walk up the hill is a trek!
  • Beautiful place. There's not much guidance or structure - you can basically climb anywhere. There's some unstable ramps and loose rusty nails so I'd caution against children playing unattended.
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