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Kalaja Fortress

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Address: Kalaja, Prizren, Kosovo

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Great views over Prizren

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Skopje
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

perfect place to be on sunset (expect a steep climb though). Note that there is no shop in the fortress.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Steep climb from the river to the fortress but the views of the city and surrounding country side were excellent and made the expedition worthwhile. Look for signs and foot traffic leading the way from the river bottom up the narrow roads. There is a cafe about two thirds of the way up if you wish to rest, relax and... More 

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Thank dhbaker2016
Pristina, Kosovo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you happen to visit Prizren, you have to put some effort and climb to Kalaja. It will be worthwhile as the view from there is amazing. in front of you, you will have a 180 degrees view of Prizren and will be able to notice the characteristic infrastructure and the mosques, in particular in the neighborhood around city center.

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Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had to climb up a little bit, but it was worth the efforts, as you can see a whole city from the top! Besides, I spent only one day in Prizren, but managed to do many other things after climbing the Fortress.. So if you hesitate whether to spend time on this or not, I'd say - go for it!

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