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A journey through modern history of Albania

We were guided around the house by the owner, a gracious man in his 60s. The house has been the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reslysten54
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Vienna, Virginia
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A historical place

It a very interesting place that is well worth a visit. It is a typical ottoman house, which is... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Silvia D
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Rruga Sokaku i Te Mareve, Gjirokaster, Albania

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were guided around the house by the owner, a gracious man in his 60s. The house has been the property of his family for about 300 years. A large house with three floors and nine fireplaces, it was the homestead of a local elite...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

It a very interesting place that is well worth a visit. It is a typical ottoman house, which is preserved in good situation & dates back to 18th century. There is guided tour. The entry fee is cheap.

1  Thank Silvia D
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Our group had the chance to have a visit with the owner of the house, whose family have owned it for decades. Since we were French speakers he offered the visit in a perfect French.The communist government took it from them and after that it...More

3  Thank Louise D
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We found the history of this 17th century Jewish home fascinating and fortunately there is a local guide to show visitors around. His English is not perfect but enough to be able to point out the various interesting features. A beautiful traditional home well worth...More

3  Thank Mike J
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

This remarkable survivor of Gjirokastra's monumental fortress-housing tradition is an unmissable gem, marked by gorgeous wall decoration and innovative construction. It has also had an eventful history. Taken from the Skenduli family in 1981 by Enver Hoxha's communist government, it was turned into a museum,...More

2  Thank nisha09
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Im a tour agent working around Albania . I visit this unique house for the first time this year . Iv been many times in Gjirokastra but not here So i can say ,if you dont see this house is like you didnt see all...More

1  Thank Alket B
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

This informal museum is a must-do in Gjirokaster. There is an English-speaking guide to explain the artifacts and properties of the house in the context of how they were used. It takes less than an hour to tour, and the price is very reasonable.

1  Thank Leighsscreenname
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Bigger on the inside than the outside would suggest. Lots of history to be taken in and in amazing condition too

1  Thank Newquaygreen1
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

We were lucky enough to have the daughter of the family guide us round, so got some interesting insights into her background and that of the house and its role over its history.

1  Thank Chinkle
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Travel back in time and be amazed by what people could construct at that time ! Shelter for bombing, "modern toilets",... Nice to take a tour with guide !

Thank Tom V
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