Zekate House, Gjirokaster

#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Gjirokaster County
An intact Ottoman tower house, Zekate House is an example of a combination of Turkish and Albanian design sensibilities. You must request access to the house at the tourist office in the center of town, and be sure to ask for information on the attraction in English. A neighbor next door to the attraction keeps the key and lets you into the space. On the ground floor is a kitchen and a cistern. Take the central staircase to the family rooms and the third-floor reception room. The latter is covered in frescoes from ceiling to floor and lined with sofas in traditional Balkan style. By using our Gjirokaster road trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Zekate House and other attractions in Gjirokaster.
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  • Ali Pasha also lived in this imposing apartment building. The décor is very well preserved, the view of the old town is simply great. One can imagine Ottoman life very well. An absolute one. Must
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  • It is worth the climb to visit the Zekate House. Very well preserved, this ancient Ottoman house, gives us the opportunity to experience the daily life of such a house. Beautiful views and friendliness of the host.
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  • Stunning place, the most interesting traditional house to visit in town and the one with the most frescos in the guest room. It's more difficult to reach than the rest, but it's well worth the extra effort.
  • One of the most beautiful ottoman style houses of Gjirokaster and well preserved too. By car its easy to go but by foot a bit tiring though it is worth it with the panoramic view it offers!
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