Castle interior View from the castle Folk festival stage Street in GjirokasterGjirokastër is a city in southern Albania.  It is know also as  “the city of stone”. UNESCO incribed the old part of the city on the World Heritage List while the communist government declared Gjirokastra to be a “museum city”. Gjirokastër is the birthplace of Enver Hoxha, the Albanian communist dictator and Ismail Kadare, Albanian writer who was nominated several times for Nobel prize.

While in Gjirokastra, don’t forget to visit:

1. The castle

2. The museum of arms (inside the castle)

3. The ethnographic museum


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