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Muzeu Kombëtar Ikonografik Onufri

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From Tirana: Berat city unesco heritage

1. From Tirana: Berat city unesco heritage

Embark on a cultural and artistic pilgrimage. See master painter Onufri's work in the churches of Berat. Visit Berat Castle, Onufri Museum, Mangalemi and Gorica neighborhoods, and Gorica bridge. Meet your guide at your hotel and start the tour of Berat city. Berat is one of the most visited and characteristic towns in Albania. It is under the protection of UNESCO and considered a World Heritage site due to its unique architecture. Visit Berat Castle and the Onufri Museum. The Berat castle is of particular interest because people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, just like their ancestors did for centuries. Explore this fortress overlooking the town of Berat and its many Byzantine churches. The castle used to have over 40 churches of which 7 still remain today, including the Church of the Dormition of St Mary. The latter was converted into Onufri Museum, honoring the 16th-century Albanian master painter who painted many orthodox churches in Albania and Greece. Witness some of the most beautiful shades of red and gold you have ever laid eyes on in the museum. Then, continue to your next stop in the old quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica that connect with each other by the Gorica Bridge over the Osumi River.

From Durrës: Berat Guided Day Trip with Berat Castle Visit

2. From Durrës: Berat Guided Day Trip with Berat Castle Visit

Berat is today one of the main cultural centers in Albania, protected by UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008 This tour takes you to the most important spots in the city. You will start your tour by visiting the city center. Then you will move forward to the top of the hill at “Kalaja e Beratit” or the castle of Berat. This castle has been the fortress that overlooked the city for more than 2000 years. Your guide will tell you all about the ancient city of Berat. The tour will continue with a visit to Onufri Museum where you will find old icons, paintings, and documents that date way back in time. After the museum, you will visit the Ottoman Bridge that is built over the Osum river and connects two parts of the city. Before returning to Tirana you will visit some neighbors of Gorrica and Mangalem.

Berat: Onufri Museum and Berat Castle Tour with Lunch

3. Berat: Onufri Museum and Berat Castle Tour with Lunch

You will meet your guide at the hotel and you will start your tour firstly to Berat Castle. Going up to the Castle you will admire the spectacular view of the city. The entrance to the castle is so impressive,a large gate built on giant rocks, it's the first thing you will see. This characteristic Albanian area has one more striking thing, unlike any other ancient castle, and you will see that it is still inhabited by residents. Inside the Castle walls, you will immerse yourself with the Onufri Museum, which is dedicated to one of the most important painters in the history of Albanian art. This museum of Medieval Art was built at the end of the 18th century. After admiring this art you will be able to enjoy some typical Albanian food in a local family who lives right inside the walls of the Castle. Right after the delicious food is prepared for a walk to the center of Berat, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Berat: Highlights Walking Tour with Castle and Onufri Museum

4. Berat: Highlights Walking Tour with Castle and Onufri Museum

The city of Berat is an old city and rich in history. You will learn in this 3-hour walking tour the main historical places and will enjoy a wonderful time accompanied by your professional guide. The first stop will be at King’s Mosque, one of the oldest Islamic architecture in Berat, dating back to 15th century AD. Your visit will continue to the Halveti Tekke, a cultural monument built-in 1782. The tour will be followed with the visit to both sides of the Osum river, known as the Muslim quarter of Mangalem and Christian quarter of Gorica. Berat Castle will be included too as one of the main stops where you will enjoy a 360 ° panoramic view of Berat. After seeing the wonderful art of the Onufri Museum, you will visit a family from Berat, who will host you in their typical Albanian house from the 1600s. Some Turkish coffee, a traditional dessert, and a little raki will fulfill all journey.

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My guide was Bledi and he was amazing! So Knowledgeable, helpful and lovely. I had a wonderful time with him to Berat and he told me some great Albania legends that I will never forget. Faleminderit Bledi