Historical Sites

The ancient town of Albanopolis is located in the vicinity of the modern town of Kruja. It was thought that the Illyrian castle of Zgërdhesh

The Bazaar of Gjirokastra (Pazari i Gjirokastrës) is situated on top of the castle hill, where even today the site is known as “The Old Bazaar”. The urban location of this site indicates that the bazaar belongs to the 17th century CE.

The Bazaar of Kruja has been protected since 1961 CE, preserving the rich characteristics of traditional Albanian markets of the 18th - 19th centuries CE.

The Castle of Elbasan is a field castle in the city of Elbasan. Cristobel, the second Mehmet historian, referred to it first.

The Fortified Settlement of Karos is located near the village of Qeparo, along the Qeparo River. The location was clearly chosen for its natural defenses, as the fortress is situated atop a hill.

The Memorial of Skanderbeg was inaugurated in 1981 CE in honor of Albania’s national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti. It was built at his burial place, over the ruins of the Church of San Nikolas in the town of Lezha.

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