Gjirokastra

The city is situated in the central position in the Drinos valley. The origination of the city is associated with the fortress, which was built in the 13th century and is one of the largest in the Balkans.The fortress was Zenebisti Albanian family residence, in the XIV century, until it was conquered by the Ottomans in 1419. In 1431 Gjirokastra was the center of the Southern Sandzak of Albania and began to develop as a city outside the castle with some quarters inhabited and established in the surrounding hills. Gjirokastra houses are known for the originality of monumental architectural design and as such it has been declared a museum town and is set in international protection by UNESCO as a world treasure.

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