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In just 30 min by car from Orchidea Hotel you can visit Petrela Castle a castle in Petrelë, central Albania. Its history dates back to Justinian I. Petrela Castle is 329 meters (1,079 ft) above sea level.The Castle of
Petrela has a rich history, containing a tower which was built in the 6th century AD.The Castle, the prominent wooden structure is a restaurant, is perched on a rocky hill, above the village with the same name. It has a triangular shape with two observation towers. Although it was first built in ancient times, the present building dates back to the 15th century.The Petrela Castle was part of the signalling and defense system of the Kruja Castle. The castles signaled to each other by means of fires.
During Skanderbeg’s fight against the Ottomans, the Petrela Castle used to be under the command of Mamica Kastrioti, Skanderbeg’s sister.The castle offers spectacular views of the Erzen Valley, the hills, olive groves, and surrounding mountains.