Libohova Castle (Kalaja e Libohovës) is a castle in the village of Libohova. It was built between 1796 and 1798 and is one of the many fortifications that were erected by the Ottoman ruler Ali Pasha of Tepelena, who dedicated the castle to his sister Shanisha. From the castle you have some spectacular views over the Drino valley on one side, and on the other you look up to the slopes of the Bureto Mountain.
The castle itself has an almost rectangular shape and measures about 70 meters long and 50 meters wide. Its walls are up to 1.40 meters wide and each corner has a polygonal tower. In the center of the castle is a small entrance that leads to a concrete underground bunker.
How To Get To Libohova Castle
The castle is located in the village of Libohova, about 20 kilometers from Gjirokastra and can best be reached by car. If you don’t have your own transportation you can rent a car or alternatively take a bus from Gjirokastra.
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Address: Rruga Zhepes Libohova Gjirokastra County Albania