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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Point of Interest
“Located 600 m from Villa Rosa, it’s the ancient citadel which looms high above the newer part of the city. There’s been a fortress here since the 300s but the walls and towers as they appear today are from the 1200s. What’s fascinating is how this lofty defensive structure from medieval times still sustains homes and local businesses, including a number of bars for welcome refreshment. The combination of historical significance and the elevated setting make the Kala the ideal introduction to Berat. The population of the fortress was Christian, and it had about 20 churches (most built during the 13th century) and only one mosque, for the use of the Muslim garrison.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“A traditional Berati house that reveals wonderful details about the lifestyle and daily traditions of its residents. The Ethnographic Museum is open every day from 9am until 6pm in summer (May 1 – October 15). In winter (16 October – 30 April), the museum closes early at 4pm (2pm on Sundays) and doesn’t open at all on Mondays. Entrance costs 200 lek.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love the view when you are sitted there in the balcony in the night and the pizza are delicious :) ”
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel
“One of the best restaurants of town only 5 minute walk . Located in UNESCO site ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Mangalem old neighborhood, is 1,3 km from Villa Rosa, located on the north side of the river Osum. Unique picturesque quarter is composed of narrow alleys of ancient white stone houses with terracotta tiles, timber doors and fresh flower arrangements.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Bed & Breakfast
“The Gorica Old Quarter, 1,6 km from Villa Rosa. The other beautiful old quarter of Berat and the only one on the other side of the River Osumi. You’ll find it beautiful sitting down at the Bar Restaurant Ajka for a meal or drink and admiring the view of Mangalem and the Kalaja/Castle. The is a new pedestrian bridge to Gorica, but have a look also to the old beautiful Gorica Bridge.”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Museum
“This museum, located in the castle, offers a variety of icons, artefact and paintings of berati religious buldings.. The Onufri Iconography Museum is open every day from 9am until 6pm in summer (May 1 – October 15). In winter (16 October – 30 April), the museum closes early at 4pm (2pm on Sundays) and doesn’t open at all on Mondays. Entrance costs 200 lek.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“One of the most famous fast food in the city, offering a kinda albanian fast food.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The main boulevard reveals the true colors of the city.. A place full of life where you can have a coffe in the afternoon”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“You can find everything in this supermarket except fruits vegetables and things like this.”
  • 1 local recommends
Mediterranean Restaurant
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Point of Interest
Restaurant
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Restaurant
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“If you wanna try something different than a restaurant, then that's the right spot for you..”
  • 1 local recommends