Skenduli House

Historic Building in Gjirokastër

Skenduli House is a lovingly restored Ottoman-era House in Gjirokaster’s old town. The house dates from the early 1700s, and was partially rebuilt in 1827, and although the property has changed hands during the communist period, it was returned to the original family. You will most likely be shown around by a member of the family, the current owner is Nasip Skenduli. It used to be the original Ethnographic museum during communist time.

The house retains much of the original detailing and it is one of the most authentic buildings in Gjirokastra. The tour gives a interesting look at day-to-day living, gender roles and the celebratory traditions during the Ottoman period. The house has surrounding by a fortified wall has 4 hamam or Turkish baths, 9 fireplaces, 6 bathrooms, 12 rooms, 44 doors and , 64 windows. One room was used only for wedding ceremonies, and has 15 stained glass windows.

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Visiting Skenduli House


9am-7pm Apr-Oct


200 lek

Address: Rruga Sokaku i te Mareve Gjirokaster Albania
Duration: 30 minutes

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