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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

I'm Lazzaro, a certified guide born and raised in Berat, Albania. With 3 years of professional experience and also B2 levef of english& italian language, I offer an in-depth exploration of my hometown's rich history and vibrant culture. I hold a Master of Science in Religious Tourism and am currently pursuing a Ph.D., specializing in Berat during the Byzantine era. Having grown up amidst Berat's ancient streets and historic landmarks, I bring a unique perspective and deep-rooted passion to every tour. Whether you're fascinated by Byzantine architecture, intrigued by local traditions, or eager to uncover hidden gems, my tours promise an immersive journey through centuries of Berat's heritage. Join me as we unravel the tales of Berat's past, from its medieval castle and Ottoman-era houses to its tranquil riverside promenades. Let's explore together, and I'll ensure your visit to Berat is not just informative, but an unforgettable experience filled with local insights and genuine hospitality.

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    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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Dear all!
This tour will last approximately 2-2:30 hours.

LIST OF TOP PLACES THAT WE WILL VISIT:

1. Mangalemi
2. Gorica
3. Red Mosque
4. Medieval Center
5. Holy Trinity byzantine church
6. St. Mary of Balcherne byzantine church
7. Panoramic viewpoint
8. Kings Mosque
9. Water Cistern
10. Castle of Berat
 

Step into history with a guided journey through Berat, a city where the past comes alive. Discover the charming quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica, where Ottoman-era houses with their iconic windows line narrow, cobblestone streets. Admire the intricate design of the Red Mosque, a testament to Berat's Islamic heritage.

Travel back in time at the Medieval Center, where the city's historic heart beats strong. Marvel at the Holy Trinity Byzantine church, adorned with ancient frescoes that whisper tales of faith and artistry. Delve deeper into Berat's religious frescoes at the St. Mary of Balcherne Byzantine church, a hidden gem of spiritual tranquility.

Catch your breath at a panoramic viewpoint, offering sweeping vistas of Berat's scenic beauty nestled alongside the Osum River. Experience serenity at the King's Mosque, an architectural gem reflecting the city's diverse cultural influences.

Descend into history at the Water Cistern, an engineering marvel from Berat's ancient past. 

The Castle of Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where ancient walls encircle centuries of stories and legends.

Join us on this unforgettable journey through Berat's history and heritage, guided by a local expert passionate about sharing the city's secrets and splendor. 

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
    Gate of the Pasha

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

  • 4
    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.

  • 5
    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.

  • 6
    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.

  • 7
    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.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Water Cistern

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

  • 9
    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.

  • 10
    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.

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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Oliver 19 Jul 2024
Amsterdam

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
A must-do for a memorable visit to Berat
Leonard 19 Jul 2024
Skopje

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Discovering Berat with Lazzaro is an unforgettable journey, authentic exploration of this beautiful city.
Martel 19 Jul 2024
Slovákov laz

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Highly recommended for anyone wanting to truly appreciate the beauty and history of Berat!
Merita 18 Jul 2024
Luton

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Lazzaro’s tour of Berat was exceptional. His deep knowledge and passion for his hometown brought the city's history and culture to life. Highly recommended!
Floris 18 Jul 2024
Antwerp

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
The tour with Lazzaro was great. He takes you to places you would have never discovered without him and is able to surprise everybody with his knowledge and passion about his city Berat and its history. A must for your visit to Berat.
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Who is this tour for?

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

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Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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