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Rruga Sokaku i Te Mareve, Gjirokaster, Albania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our modest 200 LEK entrance our guide enthusiastically showed us this house. Unfortunately no English was spoken and we had to keep up with a rapid machine gun French. This is An absolute must see and it’s worthwhile reading up before your visit as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fortified horses of the Ottoman Era are the reason UNESCO designated Gjirokaster. This house dates from 1700's and survived on great condition because it was a museum on the Communist era. The original family of 9 generations now maintains it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cookpias
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is located about half way up the hill in the centre of Gjirokaster, just behind the old bazaar. It’s 200 Lek to enter and you have the option of either wandering on your own or having a guided tour by a young lady...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dakles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Of the two houses we visited, this was by far the best. Absolutely take the tour. The tour guide was very informative and helped us to comprehend what we were seeing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MaDa06
Reviewed 11 September 2019

The house is well kept and can still see items from the times where the Hixha family used to live here, this is a great demonstration of the Ottoman influence in Albania.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour to Skenduli House, the oldest house in Gjirokastra. The guide was very informative and amazed us with the details and secrets the house kept. A must see if you are visiting Gjirokastra.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank entela1987
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Very interesting house showing the traditional architecture during Ottoman times. The people are going out of their way to provide interesting explanations in different languages. If you only visit one house, this should be it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 901guyd
Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

Interesting place to visit, but the guided tour was only 10 minutes and we didn’t feel welcome at all.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JennaH_Helsinki
Reviewed 11 July 2019

I really enjoyed my visit to the Skenduli House. Whilst we only had a short visit, our guide displayed her in-depth knowledge of the house. For only 200LEK, it's a really great way to spend an afternoon - and a great introduction to Ottoman History...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank notwaltermitty
Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

Skenduli House is very nice building, 300 hundered years old, but in very good condition. It was very interesting for us and our teenagers too.

Date of experience: July 2019
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