Today we will be traveling to one of Albania’s three UNESCO sites, Gjirokaster. One of the most important cities of southern Albania has…
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Today we will be traveling to one of Albania's three UNESCO sites, Gjirokaster. One of the most important cities of southern Albania has been declared a “Museum City”, "city of one thousand steps" and also known as the “City of Stone”.
During our stay in Gjirokastra, we visit the castle, which is the biggest castle in Albania. Inside the castle, you can visit the Museum of Weapons,opened in 1971.
Ethnographic Museum, located in the house where the former communist dictator Enver Hoxha was born. This house (today a museum) is located in the Palorto quarter. We will also visit the house of Zekati family in Palorto, in a dominating position, which has undergone restoration. It is one of the most magnificent and characteristic buildings of Gjirokastra. Built in 1811-1812, it is a magnificent three-floor building and has two twin towers. A special feature of the house is the wooden carved ceilings and the characteristic guest room. From the wooden balcony in the third floor, you can enjoy an impressive view of Gjirokastra.Other important traditional buildings to visit are Angonati House , Babaramonewly restored house , Skendulaj house , Eqrem Cabej House under restoration , Kikino House and many others but also the statue of the main square dedicated to the patriot Cerciz Topulli and other important religious monuments of Bektashi sect and Orthodox religion .
One of the famous spots to visit at Sokaku i te Marreve that means Mad People Street is also the reconstructed house of the famous Albanian writer Ismail Kadare
The town of Gjirokastra is also known for its culinary art; we can mention special dishes like pasha qofte, shapkat, oshaf with dried figs (a dessert with sheep`s milk, sugar and dried figs) which we will enjoy in one of the restaurants
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- Guided walking tour
- Entrance fee in museums and castles