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If you want to have an insight into the mysterious and variegated past of Albanian history and culture, the five museums below are the ones to visit in Albania:
The country’s entire past is condensed in the artifacts displayed in this museum, a place which allows a rare journey into the past of Albania and Albanians. From the prehistoric period and Illyrian traces to medieval art and the other succeeding stages of the Albanian nation and state, the museum’s pieces guide the viewer through this country’s interweaved historical periods. The museum’s building with its visually dominant mosaic, testifying to the communist era, represent an immediately recognizable element of the Skanderbeg Square in Tirana.
Built in the Castle of Kruja, the symbol of the resistance against the Ottomans during the Skanderbeg era, this museum could have not been located in a more fitting place in order to document Albanian history, generally, and that of Skanderbeg, specifically. The reproductions of the helmet and sword belonging to the national hero are displayed beneath a mural that celebrates the victories and successes of the most revered and renowed figure of all Albanian history.
The museum is dedicated to the most important name in the medieval art of Albania, Onufri, the renowned craftsmen of icons. Built on the Castle of Berat, within the “The Assumption of Saint Mary” church, the sublime presence of Onufri’s icons and his beautiful, characteristic red hue will catapult the visitor to another time from which it is difficult to re-emerge.
As one of the most important cities of Albanian antiquity, some of the rarest archaeological discoveries in the country have been made in Durres. A portion of these findings are presently displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Durres, where the visitor will be able to see artifacts over 2700 years old, statues of emperors or amphorae found in water and other important objects. The museum’s guide will help you follow these objects’ journey throughout history before making their way into their final home.
The 500,000 negatives dating back to 1856 make Marubi’s legacy a true treasure in terms of Albania’s history. A great number of the most important photographs are displayed in a uniquely modern way at the Marubi Museum of Shkodra, a place which truly becomes a journey through the portraits, traditions and Albanian architecture of the last centuries.
Lately, IntoAlbania has been sharing the charming videos of Ben Washburn, the American young man who stayed in Albania during the pandemic and really enjoyed it. If you haven’t had the chance to meet him, let us have the pleasure of introducing him. He loves so many things about Albania that he has chosen to [...]
Two months have passed since Albania’s total lockdown due to Coronavirus and, with the opening of various businesses and public services in the last few weeks, it is the turn of the leisure and recreational facilities to slowly and cautiously open their doors. Below, a brief overview of some rules and regulations. Every bar and [...]
With the summer touristic season set to officially begin by the beginning of June, it’s time to become familiar with the main things to know before you visit an Albanian beach in the summer. While Minister of Tourism Blendi Klosi has not announced a specific date for the official opening of the summer season, local [...]
Në një shtëpi të moshuarish në Hollandë, ku ndërkohë kanë hunbur jetën 12 të moshuar dhe 40 rezultojnë të infektuar, Cornelia, 107 vjeç, ka fituar betejën me koronavirusin. Sipas mbesës, Cornelia “nuk bindej se ishte e infektuar, nuk kishte shqetësime”. Cornelia Ras, nga Goeree-Overflakkee, një lokalitet i vogël në Hollandën qëndrore deri më sot, është [...]
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In the last three days, Albania entered the increasing list of countries affected by the Coronavirus, now officially a pandemic. The country has taken all the necessary precautions and safety measures in this vital hour in order to limit the spreading of the virus. The situation with tourist who find themselves in Albania during this [...]
The recent cases of Coronavirus in Albania have placed it in the map of countries affected by the global virus. Emergency safety measures have been implemented to prevent any further spreading of the virus within the country and outside of its borders. The Civil Aviation Authority, under the order of the Ministry of Infrastructure and [...]
Kruja is the center of some of the country’s most skilled and passionate handmade clothing masters, like Ndriçim Guni, who is devoted to the preservation of Albanian tradition in his workshop in the Kruja Bazaar. The Kruja Bazaar is one of the most famous bazaars in Albania, where the art, culture and history of the [...]
Did you know that the north of Albania houses an exceptional tulip, a rare species among the 114 that exist worldwide? Referred to as the Kukës Tulip, this particular flower is undoubtedly the most unique plant found in this region. Tulipa Albanica (family: Liliaceae), also known as the Albanian tulip, was discovered relatively recently, in [...]