Castle of Gjon Boçari

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The Castle of Gjon Boçari (Albanian: Kalaja e Gjon Boçarit) is a castle of the 16th and 17th century in Tragjas, Albania.


The castle was built by the Boçari family, one of the principal Albanian families of Tragjas, Vlorë, southwestern Albania in the 16th and expanded in the 17th century. Modern members of the family include Markos Botsaris, Kito Bocari, Gëzim and Ismail Boçari. The fortification features arrowslits for artillery openings in the walls. The northern and eastern corners of the castle feature large towers.[1] The stone walls form a rectangle surrounding the courtyard and have a width of 1.25 metres (4.1 ft) and a height of 5.5 metres (18 ft).[2]


  1. ^ "Castle of Gjon Boçari" (PDF). Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Albanian Canadian League Information Service". Albanian Canadian League. Retrieved 23 May 2010.