Berat is a city located in central Albania, along the banks of the Osum River. It is known for its well-preserved Ottoman-era architecture and is sometimes called the "City of a Thousand Windows" due to the numerous windows on its historic buildings.

Berat's old town, known as Mangalem, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many historic buildings and landmarks, including the Berat Castle, which sits atop a hill overlooking the city. The castle dates back to the 4th century BC and has been inhabited by Illyrian, Byzantine, and Ottoman rulers over the centuries.

Another notable landmark in Berat is the Ethnographic Museum, which is located in an 18th-century Ottoman-era house and showcases traditional Albanian life and culture.

In addition to its cultural attractions, Berat is also surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, including the Tomorri Mountain National Park, which is home to diverse flora and fauna, as well as hiking trails and camping areas.

Berat is a relatively small city with a population of around 60,000 people. It is located about 120 kilometers south of the capital city of Tirana and is accessible by car or bus.