Information about Albania: Albania officially the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeastern Europe. Albania lies in the southwestern portion of the Balkan Peninsula bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. The capital is Tirana with a population of approx 895000 (2020) Read More...

Heritages and Museums

The National Gallery of Arts is a state institution under the dependency of the Ministry of Culture. This highly important art institution functions based on the Law of Museums and the Law of Art and Culture of the Republic of Albania.

The National Historical Museum in Tirana, Albania, is the country’s largest museum. It was opened on 28 October 1981 and is 27,000 square metres in size, while 18,000 square metres are available for expositions.

The Fatih Mosque is a Cultural Monument of Albania, located in Durrës. It was built in 1502 and named after the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. Closed by the Communist authorities, it became a cultural monument in 1973. Its minaret was torn down but rebuilt in a more simple style after the Communist dictatorship had ended.

The Skanderbeg Monument is a monument in Skanderbeg Square, Tirana,Albania. It commemorates Skanderbeg, a 15th-century nobleman who is a national hero in Albania for resisting the Ottomans. Created by Odhise Paskali, the 11 metres (36 ft) monument was inaugurated in 1968 on the 500th anniversary of the death of Skanderbeg.

The King Mosque or Sultan Bayezid Mosque is a historical mosque in Elbasan Castle, Elbasan, Albania. The mosque was builted by Sultan Bayazit II around 1482-1485. This makes it the oldest active mosque in Albania. This makes it the oldest active mosque in Albania. It became a Cultural Monument of Albania in 1948.

The Durrës Archaeological Museum in Durrës, Albania, established in 1951, is the largest archaeological museum in the country. The museum is located near the beach and north of the museum are the 6th-century Byzantine walls, constructed after the Visigoth invasion of 481.

Kalaja E Elbasanit / The Elbasan Castle, along with the surrounding walls, points to the military importance of the city of Elbasan in the early Ottoman period. The southern wall, more or less complete, attests to the size and strength of the fortifications, as well as a part of Roman and Byzantine materials…

The Et’hem Bey Mosque is an 18th-century mosque located in the center of the Albanian capital Tirana. Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991, without permission from the authorities.

Durrës Castle is the fortified old city of Durrës, Albania. It is enclosed by city walls built in the late 5th century, and repaired and reinforced in the Middle Ages and early modern periods.

Natural Sciences Museum of Albania is a natural science museum in Tirana, Albania. The museum is affiliated with the University of Tirana and has branches in zoology botany and geology.

GALERIAKALO promotes visual art through exhibitions of artworks.

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