Shkodër Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Shkodër

Credits : Artur Malinowski Not known for its rich historical heritage, quaint Mediterranean villages, striking beaches and dazzling nightlife, Albania has a lot to offer that the world is missing out on....

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Logistics: Borders crossed: Albania-Montenegro on foot Montenegro-Croatia on foot Croatia-Bosnia by car Bosnia-Croatia by car Cities stopped at: Albania: Shkodër Montenegro: Ulcinj, Bar, Budva, Kotor Croatia: Dubrovnik, Makarska, Supetar (on the lovely island Brač) Overnight stays: Budva (Montenegro) Kotor (Montenegro) Makarska (Croatia) Distance: about 506km Total hitches: I can’t remember!...

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Top Places To Visit in Shkodër 16 Spots

Nr. 32,, Rruga Kolë Idromeno, Shkodër, Albania
Marubi Permanent Photo ExhibitionCatch the work of the first ever photographers of Albania, the Marubi dynasty at the Marubi photo exhibition. Dating back to 1858, the walls here boast of beautiful shots of eminent historical events and portraits. If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, these sum up what Albania stems from in those thousand words.
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Rozafa Fortress Legend has it that three brothers who set out to build the castle would work all day but the walls would collapse at night. After such repeated events, they sought advice from some wise men who told them that they must sacrifice someone for the castle walls to stand. The brothers decided that whichever one of their wives brings them food the next day would be sacrificed. The brothers also made a pact to not tell their wives of this. But the two elder brothers told their wives while the youngest brother remained true to the pact. The next day, the youngest brother’s wife, unknowingly, arrived with their lunch. The brothers told them of the sacrifice that was to be done and that they intended to bury her in the walls of the castle for it to stand. She did not protest but only asked for a part of her body to be kept out; her right breast to feed her infant, her right hand to caress her infant and her right leg to rock her infant’s cradle. Her name was Rozafa.
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