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​The castle of Elbasan lies in the center of city. Originally was a roman fort, then rebuilt  from the ottomans. As many ancient roman forts it has an octagonal structure.




The clock tower stands nearby the castle. On the south arch of the gate its carved "Sultan of the world, Abdyl Hamiti, generous under his cinders the graceful clock raises. Honored men of Elbasan in their kindness revive this beautiful time-teller. A lot of  commitment and care was shown from Aqif  Beu, God rewards him with of the best of this world, when it rings with its sound announces with precision and perfection the time in the for direction, it owns the minutes while it owns the intuition of your writer in the year of  its building. Built  in beginning of  1315( 1899).




Muzeu etnografik

The etnografik museum of Elbasan has considerable architehtonichal and historial values within its walls. It has 80 kinds of craft inside.It shows the way of living of the cittizens through the objects, like furnitures dresses etc. It has the image of a old house in Elbasan use to be.Builde in 1986 on the house of the Sejdin family which it was saved as a culturual   monument. Bulid with a tent unique in its kind looks a lot alike with typical housses of Berati and Shkodra but with unique elemnts within.



Bazilika në Tepe

    The Bassilica in Tepe in Elbasan its in the olive hill nearbye the city,which it shows it belongs to graveyard of Scampa. It directs the east with marble colums of iktonastas and with decoration of lions and dears in its tiles. The building dates in the V-th century and changes in the VI-th.




Bazilika e Bezistanit


  In the south of the castle has place Bazilika e Bezistanit. It was discovered in 2007 and it is of the V e.s. It is a monumental grave, and over lies a mosaic.


The Saint Mary

This church its been announcen cultural monument in 1963. It excells for architechtonichal and ethnocultural values. Rebuilded in 1830 from the christian comunity upon the bedrock of an older church. Nearby the church is the grave of  Konstandin Kristoforidhi, a great albanian linguistic.


Xhamia Mbret


The King Mousque stands well preseverved inside the castle nearbye the central gate. Historians believe that its building dates in the XV century from turkish sultan Bajazit II.


 Stacioni rrugor Ad Quintium​ 


 Standing in the Egntia way not to far from Elbasan it dates in the II-IV ad . Its ruins are found in the village of Bradashesh during the highway Elbasan-Peqin.


Kisha e Shelcanit


During the road Elbasan Gjinar it stnads the church of Shelcan.A one plan building the church helds the mural paintings of Onufri which is famous for use of vivids and inimitable colors.This mural paintings dates 1554.


Kisha e Shën Gjon Vladimirit


In the west of the city stands the church of Saint Gjon Vladimir.It relates with the Bulgarian invasion of Albania in 851-1018 and the princ of Kraja (Gjon). It stands in the northern side of the monastery with central gate to the west. From the historical prescription of the monastery its easy to understand that we have to do with an architehtonich objekt consideratd very important.

The Hamam

  With a rectangular plan and a field of 130 m in square it has within dressing room, the warm bath, hot bath and cold bath. It has been announced cultural monument in 1972. Its bedrock it relates with the byzantine and then with the ottoman period. 


The thermal baths of Elbasan

  Standing 15 km from the city those baths are well known since the roman period. The thermal baths catches the attention of Ahmet Zogu (the first king of Albania) which at the time demands experts from Czechoslovakia to examine the hot waters. The age of the thermal waters is estimated to be around 5 centuries, but the full use was around 19-th century.



A village considerate as one of the most beautiful touristic area of  Elbasan. It is situated in the middle of mountains stands on the area of Shpati. The mountain point stands 1200m at sea level covered with a forest of pine trees. Upon Gjinar stands the mountain of Bukaniku with 1831m at sea level.





   Stands in the south of valley of the Shkumbin river with ancient trees. It stands in the south of valley of Shkumbin river at the left of its flow. Itstouristic point with several natural water sources with a typical source flowing water at 70 gallons at second which it comes nearby a giant rock. Standing 9 km from Elbasani near Shushice village.  




The well that cleans itself

Inatially was named as Hasan Dylgjer neighbourhood in the honor of the two brothers who built the mousque and open the well.But never called and never recognized from the residents with that name.Every morning they watching the water flowing alongside the well and cleanig the impurity around it. So they always called it the well that cleans itself.



The Vojvoda Plane tree

The 700 year old plane tree has been declared cultural monument and buptized with the name Vojvoda. Turkish comander of the ottoman empire Vojvoda rested here in his free time from which the plane take its name.The plane in time also served as a directional point for caravans camming from differents areas of the empire.Standing at the east side on the exit of the city,voices clames that the plane much oler than 700 years       *************************************************************************

The Bezistan Plane tree

Standing in the center of the city its name come from an old market that was there in the XVII-th century. Historicly it served as an refering point for historical, cultural and educational events.







Nearby Elbasan its the commun of Funari,almost deserted. An area with calm and attractive nature with clean air and several beauties. Here are two lakes with deep and clean water.In this area are built 4 catchments with an area of 46 acre with capacity till 5 milion and 100 thousand m3 water. The fishes grown in the lake are cooked by the local restorants. The water color is blue to the center of the lake and green to the side.The clean waetr and the old oak and oine tree creates a beautiful and relaxing place.



The Normal school of Elbasan

The Convention of Elbasn held in 2-9 september 1909 decided the opening of the first national Albanian highschool. The Normal school (Pedagogy) in 1 december 1909 with 140 students from all over Albani.




The Museum of the Normal school

 The Museum has 5000 original documents and coppy taken from A Q SH dhe other institutions. There are 500 pictures rapresenting the generation of teachers.In the showcasse can be seen many files, photo albums, different relics and manuscripts oft past memories of the school.




The bridge on the creek of Gurres

 Standing in the village of Labinot the bridge is nearbye the main road and can easily been visitaded.




The church of Saint Friday in Valsh of Elbasan.

Its been declared cultural monument from a half century. Built in 1540, this has rare archtichtural values for  the period of the mediaval painting. Rare mural paintings except religeous scenes also contains everyday life pictures. The mural pictures of Onufri is estimted as cultural patrimony rich.



   Monuments of  Elbasan.

Aqif Pasha

Known as Aqif Pash Bicakciu(1860-1926) he helped in the general uprising of Albania against the ottoman empire and in the organizatioin of the also helped on the organization of Elbasan file. Close associate of Ismail Qemali in the independance declaration of Albania in 25 november 1912. He also helped in the creation of the state administration and gave an important ontribution on the legal field.



Konstandin Kristoforidhi

 As the Aqif Pasha monument also Konstandin Kristoforidhi stands in the center of the city.Konstandin Kristoforidhi(1827-1895) was a linguistic,a philologist and also a humanist.


Isuf Myzyri

A well-known violinist Isuf Myzyri(1881-1956) is one of the symbols of the Midle Albania music. His music never miss in the traditional wedings. His music is also sing in different ares of Albania also in Kosovo, Macedonia ,Montenegro are always known as songs of Elbasani.His statue stands in the entrance of the Etnographic Museum.​​


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