Gjirokastër

Gjirokastër

Gjirokastër is a city located in Gjirokastër County in Albania. It was founded Byzantine in the 3rd amd 4th centuries&AD. In 1417 the city became part of the Ottoman Empire. Gjirokastër was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 as part of Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra because it represents (a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate).

Site Information

Country: Albania

District: Gjirokastër County

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Byzantine & Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra

Date of Inscription: 2005

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