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UNESCO CITY OF GJIROKASTER

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE

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Some of our projects

Gjirokastra Castle

The revitalization of the Gjirokastra Castle (2008-2012) – The project encompasses a number of components aimed at restoring and revitalizing the Castle and its grounds and developing sustainable use for the site. Some of the project components were: photogrammetric survey of the Castle; clean-up and de-vegetation of the courtyards and fortified walls; water-proofing of the […]

Cold War Tunnel

Cold War Tunnel (2010- 2015). This project for the research, adaption for visitors, and promotion for the Cold War Tunnel of Gjirokastra started in 2010. The tunnel (built in 1970s) is one of the unique sites of the communist heritage in the country. It is situated under the Castle of Gjirokastra, behind the Bashkia (Municipality) […]

Publications : The foundation is the main organization publishing various books and articles, both for scientific and touristic use, in relation with the attractions, historic places and UNESCO sites in the surrounding areas of Albania. The publications included: Four Historic Cities in the Western Balkans – Values and Challenges (2012) publication dedicated to heritage and […]

Restoration and Revitalization of Zekate House (2004-2005): In May 2004 a full study and recording of the architectural and distinctive features of the Zekate House was undertaken by Richard Andrews, through the Butrint Foundation. Professor Emin Riza (Institute of Monuments, Tirana), Albania’s greatest authority on the houses of Gjirokastra, subsequently designed a project for the […]

The Gjirokastra Museum (2012) has been one of the most challenging projects of the Gjirokastra Foundation. It is one of the most modern museum built in the country after the fall of communism, and is housed in one of the most beautiful galleries of the Argjiro Castle in Gjirokastra. It showcases the historic and cultural […]

Bazaar of Gjirokastra

The Revitalization projects of the Bazaar of Gjirokastra (2007) – The revitalization of the traditional Bazaar started with the restoration of some buildings in the Bazaar, by showcasing artisan skills of heritage value at the annual National Culture Heritage and Artisan Fair in Gjirokastra. Currently there are arts and crafts shops in the Bazaar that […]

The National Fair of Crafts, Heritage and Tourism: it has been held every autumn since 2007 and its aim is to encourage arts and crafts production with the goal of encouraging the use of heritage for developing tourism in Gjirokastra and at national scale. Every year, this Fair brings together more than 100 artisans, and […]

REVATO Project – “Revitalization in the Historic Cities of Gjirokastra and Berat, funded by the EU(2011-2013), which addressed a series of problems that prevent the complex efforts for the preservation and development of the UNESCO Sites of Berat and Gjirokastra. This project was one of the biggest supported by the EU in Gjirokastra. Several historic […]

Events

Gjirokastra, 5th June 2017   The World Environment Day 2017 is celebrated today in Gjirokastra with the students of the 6th grade of Naim Frasheri school. This year’s theme was ‘Connecting People to Nature’. The theme has been introduced to the students after a walk in the natural surroundings of the Gjirokastra Castle, where they have seen […]

Internships and volunteering: if you are a student of architecture, writer, painter or other related subjects, and think of Gjirokastra as the perfect place for an internship, please feel free to contact the Gjirokastra Foundation. The Foundation does not provide funds for internships but will happily facilitate your stay and develop a programme to compliment […]

2018 The European Year of Culture Heritage – The European Commission considers that the time is right to celebrate cultural heritage in 2018, because the cultural heritage is so important and central for the European Identity. Read for more at http://ec.europa.eu/culture/news/2016/0830-commission-proposal-cultural-heritage-2018_en.htm

Gjirokastra Expe-Tours won a grant from Risi Turistike 2016 organized by Risi Albania. The project is currently being implemented by the Gjirokastra Foundation. The project aims to promote and develop experiential tourism in the region by engaging the local communities. For more information or if you wish to experience Gjirokastra and its regions, please clink […]

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