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Zekate House

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Address: Gjirokastra, short hike form main bazaar, Gjirokaster, Albania
Phone Number: +355 84 269 044
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Very interesting!

The visit was very interesting, the price includes a tour guide in english which explains us what the rooms were for. It's worth getting there to better understand Albanian Life!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Saboung
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The visit was very interesting, the price includes a tour guide in english which explains us what the rooms were for. It's worth getting there to better understand Albanian Life!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Walking around Gjirokaster you will definitely want to get inside some of the old houses - and this is a great opportunity to. Rooms are well kept, I thought, even though some of the floorboards were worryingly creaky! There are a couple of simple info boards around. Fantastic views from the top. I liked that we could go at our... More 

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Pristina, Kosovo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Definitely worth the trek up the hill. It's on private property so you just pay the old man who lives next-door. It has an abandoned feel, and some of the wooden floors seem questionable, but it's a very impressive house with a beautiful wedding room and amazing views from the upper balcony. The views alone are worth the trip.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We were made very welcome to this wonderful piece of architecture. Each room in this fours story building told a different story and introduces the visitors to life in ottoman times. A grand house perched on the side of the hill, easily accessible from the nearby fortress with a steep but easy stroll back down into the city. Highly recommended.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

It's one of those places that felt like nothing else. I've been to skanzens and ethnographical museum before, but the architectural style, decor and traditional way of living of Gjirokastrians is truly unique. Definitely worth the visit (and asking around to find the place)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

one of the grandest examples of Gjirokastra architecture , nice people great house museum nice view .

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Hamstreet, Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Worth the uphill walk to see this amazing old house. But the hospitality of the owners was what we most remembered. We sat in their little bar area with a view out across the town with two cold beers, and asked if they did food as well, they said not, but five minutes later brought us a plate of cheese,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Fascinating; rooms well preserved in the Ottoman style. Owner a bit taciturn, but we enjoyed a a cool drink on his terrace, and were fascinated with the seating, benches made from recycled pallets (with cushions, quite comfortable) Information in English (leaflets or posters) would have helped a lot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

This house is just something huge. Its more like a small castle than a big house. Every floor of the house different from the other. Totally worth a visit, and something you should not miss.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

It's an amazing tower built house. Great views. Watch your steps because the floor is made of wood and it has little gaps between them which might seem scary at first.

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