Petrela Castle, Albania

A Spectacular View & Fine Dining

Petrelë Castle, in Albanian "Kalaja e Petrelës", is located in Petrelë, central Albania, and dates back to the time of Justinian I. It offers a spectacular views of the Erzen valley, the hills, olive groves, and surrounding mountains. There is a restaurant inside the castle that is popular with both local residents and tourists.

 

View from Petrela Castle

 

Petrelë Castle is located close to Tirana, and is visited by a great number of visitors. The Castle is perched on a rocky hill, above the village with the same name. It has a triangular shape, with two observation towers built in the 6th century AD. Although the castle was originally built in ancient times, the buildings still standing date back to the 15th century.

 

Petrela Castle

 

The Petrela Castle was part of the signaling and defense system of the Kruja Castle. The castles signaled to each other by means of fires. During Skanderbeg’s fight against the Ottomans, the Petrela Castle used to be under the command of Mamica Kastrioti, Skanderbeg's sister.

 

Petrela Castle

 

See Also: Destination Albania | Tirana | Travel To Albania