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Ethnographic Museum, Gjirokaster
(3.1/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A very good example of how an Ottoman house would have looked. Furnished in the traditional style. Intricate wood carving. Gives a good idea of how a well-off Ottoman family would have lived. 
  • If you see a large gorup entering the museum, wait until the exit. The house is not very large, and each room is decorated in a traditional manner. 
  • We were lucky to have our own guide to translate from Albanian the detail given by the excellent guide to the museum. She had a detailed knowledge of how the rooms would have been used. 
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  • Exeptional !
  • Nothing special, but worth seeing.
  • It is worth to visit this museum. It's the old native House of Enver Hodja, the former leader communsite of the 1960s to the 1990s Albania.
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  • An exceptional replica of the Harding birthplace after fire in 1966, dilapidated... There is no money in the State. Probably quite a lot original building substance. Worth seeing.
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  • 200 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 seen
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