Sights in Gjirokastra

  • The Bazaar Mosque or Gjirokastra Mosque was built in 1757. The mosque is easy to find, as it is located in the historical center of the city, next to the fortress...
  • The house-museum of Zekate (alb. Shtepia e Zekateve) was built in 1812 by Beqir Zeko, an official of the city administration. The house consists of two twin towers, which are connected by a two-arch portal...
  • The museum is located in the fortress of Gjirokaster. During a visit to the museum, tourists can observe a large collection of weapons...
  • The Girokastra Ethnographic Museum is located in the old town not far from the fortress. Various household items are exhibited...
  • The Old Bazaar is currently called the quarter in the city center, which includes several old streets leading to the fortress. Practically every building has...
  • It is a relatively new cathedral, which construction started in 2009. The height of the dome of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ is 18.5 meters, the bell tower is built according to the architectural...
  • It is the main attraction and is visible from almost every point of the city. The first structures of the fortress date from the XII-XIII centuries...
  • The obelisk of Girokastra or “Alphabet of the Motherland” is dedicated to the opening of the first school in Girokastra in 1908, where a new national alphabet was used...
  • On the main square there is a stone monument depicting two young women, heroically standing with loops around the neck. The monument pays tribute to two teenage girls...
  • The monument to Cerciz Topulli was erected in 1934 on the main square of the city by the sculptor Odys Paskali. The Topuli family was one of...