Historic Places in Albania

Top Historic Places in Albania

  • Ardenica Monastery
  • Appolonia
  • Berat
  • Butrint
  • Clock Tower of Tirana
  • Durres Amphitheater
  • Et’hem Bey Mosque
  • Gjirokastra
  • Kruje Castle
  • Lake Ohrid
  • Mes Bridge
  • Palace of Culture of Tirana
  • Petrelë Castle
  • Porto Palermo Castle
  • Pyramid of Tirana
  • Royal Tombs of Seleca
  • Rozafa Castle
  • Skanderbeg Square

 

10 Important Dates in Albanian History

  • About 1000 BC – Illyrians appear in the western Balkans
  • 1100-1200 AD – Serbs occupy parts of northern and eastern Albania
  • 1204 –  Venice wins control of most of Albania
  • 1272 – The King of Naples establishes the Kingdom of Arberia, the first Albanian Kingdom since ancient Illyria
  • 1468 – Ottoman Turks conquer Albania and claim it as part of the Ottoman Empire which will lead Albanian Christians forced conversion to Islam
  • 1822 – The local despot Ali Pasha assassinated by the Ottomans
  • 1913 – The Balkan Wars end and Albania is recognized as an independent state
  • 1955 – Communist Albania is a founding member of the Warsaw Pact
  • 1989 – Communism falls in Eastern Europe, leading to years of tumult as Albania moves towards democracy
  • 2009 – Democratic Albania joins NATO

 

History Museums in Albania

 

  • Durres Archealogical Museum
  • Gjirokastrar Ethnographic Museum
  • National Archeological Museum
  • National Art Gallery of Albania
  • National Ethnographic Museum
  • National Historical Museum