On May 18, is the International Day of Museums, where museums in Gjirokastra have offered free entry to local and foreign visitors and tourists. In the stone city, there are several important museums of national value, such as the Weapons Museum, the Ethnographic Museum and the Museum of Kadare.
Museums have now become important centers for the development of tourism, where visitors and mainly youth are informed about historical developments in the South of the country.
“May 18 marks the International Day of Museums. For our city, Gjirokastra is an important day as the museums of Gjirokastra have become an important attraction for visitors, especially the Ethnographic Museum and the Museum of Kadare. In the context of this day, the Museum of Kadare is once again free to visit for all visitors”, said Vikjana Nakaj, “Museum of Kadare” guider.
“The museums Castles welcome visitors from all over the world and the vast majority of visitors are foreigners, there is also interest from Albanians usually on weekends”, said Albana Ismaili, guider.
During this year, museums in Gjirokastër have been visited by about 25 thousand tourists, most of whom were foreign visitors.