The Mosque


The mosque was built in 1757. Located in the old Bazaar district.
The mosque was originally designed for placement in the New Bazaar of Gjirokastra as a part of the urban plan of Memi Pasha.
In 1973, the mosque received the status of “Cultural monument” that saved her from the destruction of the totalitarian Communist regime of Albania. Because of the religious ban in Albania, the mosque was used as a training hall for circus acrobats.

National Museum of Armaments


Originally opened in 1971 in a building that was once part of the prison. The current exhibition span Albanian weapons from 1912 to the end of the Second world war, and a large portion of the Museum dedicated to the partisan struggle against the Italian and German occupying forces between 1939 and 1944.

Gjirokaster Castle

The castle of Gjirokastra is located at a height of 336 meters (1,102 ft).
It is open to visitors and contains a military Museum, which presents the captured artillery and memorabilia of the Communist resistance to the German occupation and seized a U.S. air force plane to commemorate the Communist regime’s struggle against the “imperialist” Western powers.
After many reconstructions the castle has five towers, the new Museum, the clock tower, the Church and many other sights.

The Obelisk

The obelisk is located near the first Albanian school which had opened in the town in 1908 and is a symbol of education in Albania. The authors of the obelisk are Muntaz Dhrami, Ksenofon Kostaqi, Stefan Papamihali. They awarded the prize in 2008 from the municipality of Gjirokastra for their art work to the city.

Partisan Heroines monument

Situated in the main square is a stone monument depicting two young women standing heroically with nooses around their necks. The Monument pays tribute to two teenage girls, Bule Naipi and Persefoni Kokëdhima, who were partisans during World War II and were hanged by the Nazis in 1944.

Çerçiz Topulli Monument

The monument was erected in 1934 in the central town square of Çerçiz Topulli. Çerçiz Topulli and his brother Bajo were from one of the best known families in Gjirokastër. In 1908, they were at the head of a unit of patriotic rebels who fought against the Ottoman occupation.