Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged in Earthquake

Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged in Earthquake

TIRANA, December 4

The tower at the historic Kruja Castle, one of the country’s most important castles and a major tourist attraction was damaged by the earthquake of Nov 26th. Other national landmarks damaged by the earthquake are the Clock Tower at Preza Castle and the ancient walls in Durres.

Durres ancient walls damaged by the earthquake
The ancient walls in Durres

Besides the bell tower at Kruja Castle the quake damaged the surrounding wall. A safety perimeter was put around the tower bell in Kruja and at the clock tower in Preza.

Preza clock tower damaged by the earthquake of Nov 26th
Preza clock tower damaged by the earthquake of Nov 26th, credit: Ministry of Culture

Specialists from the Ministry of Culture called on visitors to be careful and not trespass the safety perimeter. The bell tower dates back to the 12th century.

So far there’s no official list with all the monuments of culture damaged by the earthquake.

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Source: Local Media
Photo Credit: kultura.gov.al

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