Prezë Castle

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Prezë Castle, Albania
Planimetry of Prezë Castle

Prezë Castle (Albanian:Kalaja e Prezës) is a castle in Prezë, western Albania.

Preza Castle overlooks the village with the same name and is located on a hilltop. It is a small castle the construction of which started in the 14th century and was completed in the early 15th century and belonged to the Thopias, a local feudal family. During 1443-1468 it was one of the core strongholds of the Albanian resistance against the Ottomans led by Skanderbeg.

The castle has been declared a 'monument of culture'. It has four towers, one in each corner. The clock tower was erected around 1800–50. It is known for its beautiful location, overlooking the Tirana plain. The castle is quite close to the Mother Theresa International Airport. A restaurant and other service facilities are found inside the castle.

Coordinates: 41°25′52″N 19°40′19″E / 41.431°N 19.672°E / 41.431; 19.672