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Museums Worth-Visiting in Gjirokastra
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Museums Worth-Visiting in Gjirokastra

TIRANA, 9 September Gjirokastra, in southern Albania, is an old city rich in culture, and history. It is mostly known as the city of cobbled-streets, castle or for its bazaar, but Gjirokastra has many museums too, worth-visiting. You could have a tour in the Museum of Weapons, where are displayed arms since the Age of...

Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
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Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

TIRANA, June 5 Great news for our natural and cultural heritage! The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku announced that the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Lake (extension of “Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region”, North Macedonia), in Albania, has just been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List! Albania submitted in...

Skanderbeg’s Castle in Rodoni Cape to Undergo Restoration
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Skanderbeg’s Castle in Rodoni Cape to Undergo Restoration

TIRANA, June 11 Skanderbeg’s Castle at Rodon Cape, 58 km away from Tirana, will undergo a restoration project. The Institute of Cultural Monuments (IMK) drafted a project that received approval by the National Restoration Council. The plan consists of conservation and restoration works. Skenderbeu’s Castle is located at Rodoni Cape, 58 km away from Tirana,...

French Journalists Visit Museum “Onufri” in Berat
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French Journalists Visit Museum “Onufri” in Berat

TIRANA, May 9 A flux of tourists came today in the premises of the National Iconographic Museum “Onufri”, in the city of Berat, coinciding with the beginning of this tourist season. The staff of the museum welcomed for a few hours a visit from a group of French journalists from Paris and Lyon. They chose...

Austrian Team of Experts Visit Protected Areas in Albania
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Austrian Team of Experts Visit Protected Areas in Albania

TIRANA, May 8 A group of experts from the Federal Ministry of Austria for Sustainability and Tourism, the Austrian Research Center for Forests, and from the two protected areas in Austria called ‘Kalkalpen National Park’ and ‘Wilderness Area Dűrrenstein’ which are part of Unesco is having a study visit in Albania. The team of researchers...

Experts Restore 10 Icons at Korca’s Medieval Museum
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Experts Restore 10 Icons at Korca’s Medieval Museum

TIRANA, April 8 Ten valuable byzantine-style icons have been restored recently by expert restorers at the Museum of Medieval Art in Korca. Among them are ‘Raising of Lazarus’, St. George of Ioannina, St. Mary, etc. The icons were restored at the premises on the museum lab. The conservation and promotion of our cultural heritage is...

Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear
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Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear

TIRANA, January 29 ‘Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania &c’ is one of the most notable illustrated travel books by English painter, writer, and poet Edward Lear. He was a passionate painter and started drawing at the age of 16. Thus, he became the leading natural artists in Britain at the time with a...