Ethnographic Museum, Gjirokaster

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Gjirokaster attractions like Ethnographic Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is enver hoxha house the albania dictator.in this museum we found the traditional clothes of albania the history of this city.everything was perfect  more »
  • The entrance to the ethnographic museum cost 200 Lek. It's okay to see how they are the typical housing of Albania. Personally, I liked to visit her because in this House was birthplace of Enver Hoxha, which ultimately would be the ruler of the country for decades.
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  • The house that this museum is in is interesting. It is an old Ottoman house and it is filled with the furniture, household items and clothes from times gone by. It is a bit of a tardis and is much big...  more »
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  • This place is a must for visit.Before the ethnographic museum was placed in the home of a big ,old and popular familly in Gjirokastra(Skenduli house).Now it is place in the comunist dictator Enver Hoxha's birth home. The museum has different rooms which indicates very clearly the traditional lifestyle of Gjirokastra.One of the most beautiful rooms was the one with the traditional costumes.The costumes are really beautiful and traditionally decorated with complicated embroidery.This thing is realted close with the fact that albanian women have inherited the tradition of handcrafts. Ticet price is very reasonable and affordable,it is just 2 euros or 200 leke with Albanian currency.
  • The Ethnographic museum is a place to visit if you're interested in Architecture and cultural heritage. The museum shows the interior and traditions of the 19th century Albanian high class society. The guides were also very helpful and answered our questions :)
  • There are more attractive places and houses to visit in the city.
  • Interesting . You must to visit !!!
  • Nice place to visit.
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