Rodoni Castle

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Rodoni Castle Albania 4
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Rodoni Castle stands on the Cape of Rodon. After their victory against the Ottoman  Empire at Krujë the Lezhë League decided to add additional fortifications to the country. Skanderbeg selected Rodon’s cape as the site for the castle and work started in 1450. The walls of the fortress, which were built in around 1452, are 400 metres long.

When the Siege of Krujë ended in 1466, Skanderbeg fled to Rodoni Castle. It was from here that he fled by ship to Brindisi.The castle was thught to be destroyed in 1467 by Ottoman forces. The castle was restored by the Republic of Venice in 1500.

Some of the foundations are now under the Adriatic seas, as a consequence of the corrosive motion of the sea waves.

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Visiting Rodoni Castle

Address: Kepi i Rodonit Cape of Rodon Albania
Duration: 1 hours

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