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FreeTour UNESCO OLD TOWN BERAT History, Art & Culture

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Lazzaro
Quality Verified Registered on July 12, 2023

My name is Lazzaro, official local guide borned and raised in Berat. I’m an expert in tourism, since I have a MSc (Master of Science) degree in tourism. I am finalizing also a PhD (doctorate) thesis for my city Berat under the Byzantine Empire. I work since 4 years as a local guide. Being part of a traditional Berati’s family, I grew up loving my city more and more everyday. Having a B2 level of english & italian language, I can provide you a real taste of the city, touching every hidden gem and every hidden story, explaining easily and clearly. My passion is to meet different people from different countries. Let me entertain you with tales of Berat’s past and present. Berat is the oldest city in Albania and together we will explore and discover the fascinating histories that fill every corner of Berat since centuries. Once you book the tour, I will get in touch with you directly. Can’t wait to meet you and to provide you a walk to remember. For further information, please contact me. 🚨WHATSAPP/ VIBER: +355695676904 ✉️email: llazarionteneqexhiu@yahoo.com

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Tour description

🚨WHATSAPP/ VIBER: +355695676904
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, OR EVERYTHING ELSE 💬

Dear all! This tour is focused on history, art & cultural heritage of Berat and also modern life nowdays. I will show you top places to visit in my city.
This tour will last approximately 2-2:30 hours.

LIST OF TOP PLACES THAT WE WILL VISIT:
1. The Castle of Berat
2. Mangalemi
3. Gorica
4. Medieval Center
5. Holy Trinity byzantine church
6. St. Mary of Balcherne byzantine church
7. Red Mosque
8. Kings Mosque
9. Water Cistern
10. Panoramic viewpoint 360°

Our meeting point will be in city centre, just at the square in front of Saint Demetrius Cathedral. Is very easy to recognise me, I have a badge with guruwalk logo. After introduction, we are going to the most photographed part of Berat, at the view point of  Mangalemi’s quarter. After wondering the old quarter of Mangalemi, we will visit the old bridge of Gorice and the old quarter of Gorice.
The next stop is the Medieval center which consists of the Helvetic Tekke and the King's Mosque.
Next, we visit the renovations of the complex of houses belonging to the Pasha of Berat.

Up in the castle we visit the top attractions there, also we finish the tour there.
Book now and enjoy a walk to remember!

If you have any question don’t hesitate to contact me. 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Rruga Rilindja 5001, Berat, Albania
    Rruga Rilindja 5001, Berat, Albania
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    Is very easy. I have a badge and will wait for you at the square in city center, just in front the entrance of the Cathedral.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Mangalem

    The most photographed part of Berat, the famous windows of the city. One of three old quarters of the city, part of Old Town. Most beautiful spot for great shots.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Gorica

    One of three old quarters of Berat, part of Old Town. Beautiful houses, tiny strets with a very beautiful view.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Berat Castle

    The most beautiful attraction of Berat. A fortress habitated by simple families, generations and generations living there. A mix of history, a mix of culture. A lot of churches.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Gate of the Pasha

    A beautiful gate for entering at the royal palace of Pasha. Decorated very beautiful with balcaninc baroc style of flowers.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Holy Trinity Church

    Holy Trinity Church is the most beautiful church from XIV century in Berat. A cross plan shaped church with a dome, typical for byzantine churches. Inside is having the oldest frescoes of the churches of Berat.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Bachelors' Mosque

    The Bachelors Mosque is a monument of the first category with numerous architectural values and represents a high achievement in the level of construction of cult objects in the city of Berat. It is located on the lower side of the Mangalem neighborhood and was built at the beginning of the XIX century.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Teqeja e Helvetive

    Teqeja e Helvetive, is a monument which represents one of the best achievements of architecture in the city of Berat. Teqeja was built in the 15th century and rebuilt by Ahmet Kurt Pasha at the end of the 70s of the 18th century and belongs to the Helvetic sect, which is one of the sects of Islam and serves a certain group.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Holy Trinity Church

    The church of Holy Trinity from XIV century, is one of the most beautiful byzantine churches of Balkan. This church respect all the architectonical details of byzantine empire, with the tecnique of stones and bricks. This church is the symbol of the churches of Berat.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Water Cistern

    One of the oldest structure of Berat dating XIII century, saving water from the rain.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Kisha e Shën Mari Vllahernës

    The oldest church in Berat from XIII century, painted with wonderful frescoes in XVI by members of the school of Berat for painting churches and icons.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Anna 23 May 2024
Munich

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Soo gut! Wunderschöne Plätze, superinterresante Infos, Einblicke in Geschichte und aktuelle Situation von einem Profi erzählt. Tipps für Essen, Trinken und weitere Reise durch Albanien. Herzlichste Weiterempfehlung
Laura 23 May 2024
Copenhagen

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excelente
Alessandra 22 May 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Lazzaro è stato un'ottima guida, la visita è trascorsa velocissima rendendoci tutto molto interessante e piacevole. Raccomandiamo moltissimo il tour della bellissima Berat con lui, grazie mille!
Annalisa 16 May 2024
Berlin

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had a very interesting walking tour with Lazzaro. He is really friendly guide and knows a lot of historical and present facts about his city. We recommend taking the walking tour with him 😊
Corinne 15 May 2024
Campbell River

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We gained so much insight into the ancient history of this beautiful small city. 100% recommend taking this tour, wear good shoes, and you will not be disappointed.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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Suitable for carrying pets.

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Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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