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Discover the Ismail Kadare House in Gjirokastra

The Ismail Kadare House in Gjirokastra is a must-visit for literature and history enthusiasts. The house, which is now a museum open to the public, is the birthplace and childhood home of Ismail Kadare, a world-renowned Albanian writer. The house is located on Rruga Fato Berberi 16, in the heart of the historic Palorto neighborhood.

Kadare's novel, "Chronicle in Stone," describes every corner of this house, and during your visit, you will be able to imagine Kadare as a little boy, sitting by the windows and witnessing the terrors of World War II. The house, originally built in 1799, was classified as a Cultural Monument in 1991. Recently, UNESCO and the Albanian Ministry of Culture have repaired and rehabilitated the building under their auspices, and the museum was opened to the public on January 28, 2018, to celebrate Kadare's 80th birthday.

Inside the house, you can see some original objects belonging to Kadare's family. As you explore the museum, you'll be transported back in time and learn about the life and times of Ismail Kadare. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this fascinating museum during your trip to Gjirokastra.

 

(Entrance Fee: 500 ALL)

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Open hours today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • May 26, 2024 3:50 pm local time

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