Tirana

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Sali Shijaku House (Shtepia e Sali Shijakut)

Said by some to be the oldest house in the Balkans, this magnificent example of a traditional Ottoman-era konak is at least 300 years old as has over the centuries served as a military building, a hospital and even a women’s prison. Now owned by the Albanian artist Sali Shijaku (b. 1933) and surrounded by a beautiful garden, the Sali Shijaku House also operates as a café and gallery containing a large collection of Impressionist and Socialist Realist paintings.

Map

Open

Open 09:00-17:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission free.

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