Rozafa Castle

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Rruga Kalasë, Shkoder, Albania

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I love this place... Nov 21, 2011
Is the symbol of the city of Shkoder. A 2200 years old castle. It rises on a hill 130 meters above the sea level. From there u can see the whole city, the rivers of Buna and Drin and also the lake. A fantastic view...

This place has a beautiful and interesting legend:

There were 3 brothers who wanted to build a castle. They worked the whole day, but at night the walls fell down. This happened every night. One day they met an old man who adviced them to to bury one of their wives in the wall of the castle so that the castle would stand. The brothers decided to sacrifice the one who would bring lunch to them the next day. They promised not to tell this to the wifes. The 2 older brothers didn't maintain the promise and explained the situation to their wives. The youngest brother didn't say anything to his wife. The next day, she went to the brothers with the food. When she arrived they explained to her the agreement that they had made and she didn't even protest. She only asked them to leave her right breast exposed so she could feed her newborn son, her right eye to see him, her right hand to caress him and her right foot to rock his cradle...

Her name was Rozafa. The name of the castle...
The view from the castle
The view from the castle
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realrv6 says:
It does. It doesn't have that much from the middle ages, but there are some way older buildings. Too bad that I don't know my country :-(
Posted on: Nov 21, 2011
HuBison says:
Would never know Albania had such history to visit.
Posted on: Nov 21, 2011
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