Cultural Heritage

Timetable

Hospitality is a hallmark of Albanian culture dating back hundreds of years. It was written in the Ancient Albanian civil code, the Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini, “The house is always open for guests.” Albanians are friendly people and make visitors feel very welcome. Located at the crossroads of ancient Rome and Byzantine Empire, many conquerors have passed through the region, leaving traces of their cultures. Today, are still visible the treasures and the remains of some of the world’s great civilizations, including Hellenes, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, Venetians and modern Italians. Tourists have the opportunity to touch the ruins of some of these mighty civilizations, at our archaeological parks.

“The land of the eagles”, Albania, is an attractive tourist destination, not only due to its varied landscapes, but also thanks to its rich cultural and historical treasures. An assortment of Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches, mosques, monasteries with valuable frescoes and icons, old Ottoman-style bridges and other monuments, will all enrich your visit to Albania.

Crowning the heights of many of the country’s rugged mountains, there are castles dating back to the time of the Illyrians and into the Middle Ages. The cities of Berat and Gjirokastra, with their traditional architecture, have also been highly praised throughout the centuries by the countless visitors who traveled through Albania. Fans of archaeology will surely marvel at the mystic atmosphere of Butrint and will enjoy the beautiful panorama of the ancient city of Apollonia.

UNESCO has also honored Albania by adding three sites to the culturally prestigious World Heritage List. But Albania’s culture does not stop there – artisan practices are alive and flourishing and the country’s tradition of iso-polyphonic singing, under the protection of UNESCO, is recognized as unique in the world.

Albania’s living connection to its rich cultural heritage is also complimented by its commitment to keep in pace with a highly vibrant and contemporary life, echoing its affinity and presence in the European cultural environment. Albania is a place where different religions have peacefully coexisted side by side, during the all history and has been lauded as example of religious harmony worldwide.


Information from the Ministry of Culture about timetable of National Museums , Castles , Archaeologic Parks and other attractions like religious monuments of Albania ect.

NATIONAL HISTORIC MUSEUM in Tirana

Monday - Saturday

9:00  - 14:00 and   16:00 – 19:00

Tel: +355 4 2223977

e-mail: muzeuhistorikkombetar@yahoo.com

web:  www.mhk.gov.al

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ARTS in Tirana

Monday - Saturday

9:00 - 14:00 and  17:00 – 20:00

Tel: +355 4 222 6033

e-mail: koordinator@galeriakombetare.gov.al

web: http://www.galeriakombetare.gov.al

SKANDERBEG NATIONAL MUSEUM in Kruja

Monday - Saturday

09:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00

Sunday

09:00– 19:00

ETNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM in Kruja

Monday – Saturday

Ora 09:00 - 14:00 dhe 16:00 – 19:00

Sunday

09:00– 19:00

Tel:+355 5 1122225

Cel: 0692156764

E-mail: muzeu.gjkskenderbeu@yahoo.com

Facebook: Muzeu Historik dhe Etnografik Krujë

ONUFRI NATIONAL MUSEUM and ETNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM in Berat

From 01 May – 30 september 2017

Monday - Saturday

9.00 – 14.00 dhe 16.00 – 19.00.

Sunday

9.00 – 16.00

From 01 October  31 October  2017

Monday – Saturday

9.00 – 17.00

Sunday

9.00 – 14.00

Tel: +355 3232224

Cel: 0695186517

E-mail: agron.polovina@muzeumetberat.gov.al

agronpolovina@gmail.com

web: www.beratmuseum.gov.al

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEDIEVAL ART , ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM , NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EDUCATION in Korca

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and  17:00 – 20:00

Cel: 082500207

Cel. 0684127575

Cel. 0675138333

E-mail: l_glozheni@yahoo.com muzeumesjetar@hotmail.com

Web: www.muzeumesjetar.gov.al

NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE MUSEUM  in Vlora

Monday – Saturday

9:00  - 17:00.

Sunday

10:00 – 14:00.

From1 july– 10 september 2017

Tuesday-Saturday

08.00 – 11.00 and  17.00 - 22.00

Monday and Sunday

17.00 – 22.00

Cel: 0692065390 , 0696621300

E-mail: muzeupavaresia@yahoo.com

Facebook: Muzeu Kombëtar i Pavarësisë

MARUBI NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY  in Shkodra

Moday-Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00

Tel: 022 400077

Cel: 0673000007

E-mail: info@marubi.gov.al

Web: www.marubi.gov.al

1. BUTRINT NATIONAL and ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK (Unesco World Heritage Site and RAMSAR area)

Monday – Sunday

9:00 – 20:00

cel: 0692436689

E-mail: pkbutrint@yahoo.com

Web: www.butrint.al

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM , ANCIENT AMPHITHEATRE , ALEXANDER MOISSI HOUSE in Durres

Monday-Sunday

9:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Tel.: +355 52222806

Cel: 0692080198

e-mail: drkkdurres@yahoo.it

APOLLONIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Monday – Saturday

09:00 - 13:00  and 14:00 – 19:00

Sunday

09:00– 19:00

cel.:355 692070500

e-mail: parku.apollonia@yahoo.fr

BYLLIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Monday – Sunday

Ora 9:00  - 14:00 dhe Ora 17:00 – 20:00

cel:0692186291

e-mail: nexhmisulaj@gmail.com

SHKODRA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK (CASTLE)

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Cel: 0672240385

Email: helidon_sokoli1980@yahoo.it

Cel:0672853928

Email: benet_shkreli@hotmail.com  ,majlinda.lm@gmail.com

LEZHA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK (CASTLE)

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Cel : 0672240385

Email : helidon_sokoli1980@yahoo.it

Cel : 0692789684

Email : ded.margjoni@gmail.com

Email: majlinda.lm@gmail.com

AMANTIA and FINIQ ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Monday – Sunday

O9:00  - 14:00 and  17:00 – 20:00

Tel. +355 33230665

Cel: 0697570368

e-mail: drkkvlore@yahoo.com

ORIKUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Monday – Sunday

08:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00

Tel. +355 33230665

Cel: 0697570368

e-mail: drkkvlore@yahoo.com

ANTIGONEA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Tel. +355 84262441

Cel: 0682260198

e-mail: drmkgj@hotmail.com

BERAT CASTLE (Unesco World Heritage Site)

Monday – Saturday

09.00 - 18.00

Sunday

09:00– 19:00

Tel.: +355 3232393

Cel: 0693399767

e-mail: beratkulture@yahoo.com

GJIROKASTRA CASTLE (Unesco World Heritage Site)

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Tel. +355 84262441

Cel: 0682260198

Email : drmkgj@hotmail.com

 ISMAIL KADARE HOUSE in Gjirokastra

Monday – Sunday

9:00  -  20:00

Cel: 0696987970

PORT PALERMO CASTLE in Himara

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Tel. +355 33230665

Cel: 0697570368

EMail: drkkvlore@yahoo.com

KANINA CASTLE in Vlora

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Tel. +355 33230665

Cel: 0697570368

e-mail:  drkkvlore@yahoo.com

HIMARA CASTLE

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Tel. +355 33230665

Cel: 0697570368

e-mail: drkkvlore@yahoo.com

MESOPOTAM MONASTERY in Delvina

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Tel. +355 33230665

Cel: 0697570368

e-mail: drkkvlore@yahoo.com

MONASTERY of 40 SAINTS in Saranda

Monday – Sunday

9:00  - 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Tel. +355 33230665

Cel: 0697570368

e-mail:  drkkvlore@yahoo.com

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