Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Berat

Kalaja

The Kala neighbourhood inside the castle's walls still lives and breathes; if you walk around this busy, ancient neighbourhood for long enough you'll invariably stumble into someone's courtyard thinking it's a churc…
Top Choice Gallery in Berat

Onufri Museum

The Onufri Museum is situated in the Kala quarter's biggest church, Church of the Dormition of St Mary (Kisha Fjetja e Shën Mërisë). The church itself dates from 1797 and was built on the foundations of an earlier 1…
Museum in Berat

Ethnographic Museum

On the steep hillside that leads up to the castle is this excellent museum, which is housed in an 18th-century Ottoman house that's as interesting as the exhibits. The ground floor has displays of traditional clothe…
Area in Berat

Mangalem Quarter

Down in the traditionally Muslim Mangalem quarter, there are three grand mosques: the Sultan's Mosque, the Lead Mosque and the Bachelors' Mosque. All are worth a visit and each has its own idiosyncratic design and h…
Church in Berat

Chapel of St Michael

Perched on a cliff ledge below the castle is the artfully positioned 14th-century chapel of St Michael (Shën Mihell), best viewed from the Gorica quarter across the river. To get here you have to follow a narrow zig…