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Rruga Fato Berberi 16, Gjirokaster


The house of the world-famous Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare, has been turned into a museum, and also is open to the public. This is where Ismail Kadare was born and spent his childhood.

The house will be familiar to everyone who has read his book ‘Chronicle in Stone”, in which Kadare describes every corner of this house. During the visit you will imagine Kadare as a little boy, sitting close to the windows and witnessing the terrors of World War II.

The house was first built in 1799, and classified as a Cultural Monument in 1991. Recently, UNESCO and Albanian’s Ministry of Culture, repaired and rehabilitated the building under their auspices. The Museum was opened to the public on 28 January 2018, on the occasion of Kadare’s 80-th birthday.

Ismail Kadare House is located in the middle of the historical Palorto neighborhood. Inside the house you can see some original objects belonging to the family. We strongly recommend you to visit this house during your visit to Gjirokastra.

Ticket prices:

Individual ticket – 500 lek

Groups of Over 5 people – 400 lek

Students – 300 lek

Children, invalids – 200 lek