Kala was traditionally a Christian neighbourhood, but fewer than a dozen of the 20 churches remain. The quarter's biggest church, Church...
Down in the traditionally Muslim Mangalem quarter, there are three grand mosques. The 16th-century Sultan's Mosque (Xhamia e Mbretit)...
The neighbourhood inside the castle's walls still lives and breathes; if you walk around this busy, ancient neighbourhood for long...
On the main road that runs north of the river, this place has a superb roof terrace with sweeping views over Berat, and serves up a mean...
Ethnographic Museum information
Down from the castle, this museum is in an 18th-century Ottoman house that's as interesting as the exhibits. The ground floor has displays of traditional clothes and the tools used by silversmiths and weavers, while the upper storey has kitchens, bedrooms and guest rooms decked out in traditional style.
Check out the mafil, a kind of mezzanine looking into the lounge where the women of the house could keep an eye on male guests (and see when their cups needed to be filled). There are information sheets in Italian, French and English. You'll find it on the way up to the castle.