Berat Castle

Berat Castle

Berat Castle overlooking the town of Berat, Berat County,Albania. It was originally built in the 5th century AD by Byzantine emperor Theodosius II, and then it was subsequently rebuilt during the 6th century under the Emperor Justinian I and again in the 13th century by Michael I Komnenos Doukas who was the founder and first ruler of the Despotate of Epirus. Berat Castle was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 as part of Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra.

Site Information

Country: Albania

District: Berat County

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 5th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Despotate of Epirus

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra

Date of Inscription: 2005

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