Ethnographic Museum, Gjirokaster
Categories: History Museums, Museums
See how wealthy families of the 19th and early 20th century lived at Ethnographic Museum. The site of the museum was once home to Enver Hoxha, Albania's communist dictator for just over 40 years. The original house burned down in 1966 and was replaced with a reconstruction of a traditional home for a wealthy family in the 19th and early 20th century. Each room is decorated as if a merchant family, or Ottoman administrator, still lived there, with furniture and items arranged to reflect their domestic purpose. Take a free, self-guided tour around the four fully furnished floors of reception and sitting rooms. Put Ethnographic Museum into our Gjirokaster trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Gjirokaster.
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Interesting but not original. I understand that the first house was demolished after the death of Enver Hoxha - this is a rebuild - but it has been done well. Don't miss the view from the balcony
This house has so much to offer in the way of recent history, and it's past is interesting as well. Interesting architecture.
Thankful this was free the day we visited. It was open and we could walk through each room easily. Nothing really to explain details of the history behind items. Go to Skenduli House first and then yo... read more »
Annie Ronsin200 lekes the person present in may 2016 make no effort to explain anything just kind there is no indication, so apparently there is a part that we would not have seenshow original
Ελένη ΑρμενιάκουHad not heatingshow original
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