1 Day Culture tour itinerary for Shkoder: Hit The Major Spots Of This Albanian City
Check out this city center of the north of Albania with a lot of history and culture. The stunning views wait to be explored along with Rozafa Castle, Shkodra Lake, Catholic Cathedral and the main boulevard.
Enjoy with your Shkoder tour guide:
Rozafa Castle (fortress of Shkodra) - at the entrance of the town, 3km south of the city center, located on rocky hill 133m high. It is one of the biggest and most famous castles in Albania. The Rozafa castle has a fascinating history, that relates to one of the most beautiful of Albanian Legends. Archaeological excavations have yielded finds extending from the early Bronze Age until the present day. Within its massive defensive walls stand the Church of St. Stephen, several Venetian administrative buildings, and some medieval rooms.
Shkodra Lake - on the border of Montenegro with Albania is, in fact, a former sea bay that was cut off from the Adriatic when the sea levels dropped, thousands of years ago. The lake is the largest in the Balkans at 41km long and with the surface between 370-530 km2. As its depth is up to 60 metres, the bottom of the lake is well below sea level, making it a so-called crypto depression. Shkodra Lake is one of the largest bird reserves in Europe, having some 240 bird species inhabiting its shores, including some of the last pelicans in Europe, and thus popular with birders.
Catholic Cathedral: It is one of the biggest catholic cathedrals in Balkans dedicated to St. Stephen. After it's reconstruction in 1991, the cathedral was inaugurated by Mother Theresa and two years later it was visited by Pope John Paul II. Inside of the cathedral is a copy of the Turin Shrout.
Walking on the main boulevard of the Shkodra city.
Dedicated professional Shkoder tour guide throughout the whole tour
Transport by air-conditioned car
Coffee or tea
Food and drinks
Everything not mentioned in the included section
Shkodra is the city center of the north of Albania. A lot of history, culture and stunning views are waiting to see and explore.
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