Culture

Tirana celebrates 99th anniversary as capital of Albania

  In the 99th anniversary of being declared capital, the Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj made an overview of the historic developments of the city, and the upcoming urban changes that are foreseen in the future. In a ceremony in the premises of the Municipality, Veliaj said that the project for the Big Ring Road will move forwards and promised ...

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Albania participates at BIT Milan international tourism fair

Coastal and mountain tourism, cultural and historical heritage and Albanian culinary will be presented in the international tourism fair BIT Milan 2019. For some time now, Albania is present in one of the most prestigious fairs in Italy, which is visited by thousand visitors. The National Agency of Tourism, together with touristic operators  from Albania, have set up numerous meetings ...

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Albanian well known poet and writer Irma Kurti amidst 12 finalists in the Great Literary Contest

Albanian famous poet and writer Irma Kurti is one of the 12 finalists in the Great Literary Contest announced by the Writers’ House in Sanremo and Booksprint Edizioni. The Italian-language novel: “In absence of words” was selected from 495 works and a 300-member folk jury. Finalists will present their books at the final night of the Italian Song Festival on ...

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Berati on the cover of the famous Japanese touristic guide

  The famous Japanese touristic guide ‘’ Chikyu no arukikata’’ placed on the cover of the guide the city of Berat, as one of the most lovable city for the tourists. This guideline is addressed to the Japanese tourists that will chose Central Europe as a touristic destination for 2019-2020.   The Albanian embassy in Japan has published the pages ...

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Today the 5th death anniversary of the Albanian best singer ever Vaçe Zela

Today is the 5th death anniversary of the Albanian best singer ever Vaçe Zela. Her voice fascinated a whole generation of artists. With its unique voice, Vaçe Zela for more than 40 years created an everlasting myth, entering into the heart of every Albanian. The singer of the Albanian scene, the astonishing voice of force and virtuosity, embodied that immortality. ...

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“Winter Festival” has already become a tradition in the Municipality of Pustec

“Winter Festival” has already become a tradition in the Municipality of Pustec, an area of the majority Macedonian minority in Albania. This festival has created the opportunity of promoting the natural, cultural and culinary traditions of the wine producers. According to Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi, it is intended that local and country-wide festivals that gather many visitors ...

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”Balkan’s Gate”, 4 premiere movies shown in Tirana

Four premiere movies, three pictures and a documentary were aired last night in Tirana. At the ‘’TEN’’ center, the movies were displayed for the public, directed by foreign directors but played by Albanian actors, renowned names of Albanian cinematography. The movies are part of the project ‘’Balkan’s Gate’’, supported by the ministry of culture. The shooting has been made last ...

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Chinese art and culture displayed at ”Scanderbeg” square

Chinese art and culture covered the entire ‘’Scanderbeg’’ square in Tirana, attracting the attention of many citizens. The minister of culture, Elva Margariti, the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj and the Chinese ambassador in Albania, Zhou Ding inaugurated the fantastic atmosphere in the square and were present during the lights and lanterns show. The traditional colorful parade corresponds with the ...

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The Castle of Tirana, a new attraction added to the capital

The Castle of Tirana is the news attraction that has been added in the capital. Every citizen or tourist can touch the history, culture and tradition of the city that has been inherited for generations. Pm Edi Rama chose slides from the transformation of this castle and the turning of this area into a touristic destination for the citizens of ...

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Tirana in the painting of Edward Lear

‘Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania &c’ is one of the most notable illustrated travel books by English painter, writer, and poet Edward Lear.The paintings of Lear are important as they provide an important record of life in Albania during the mid-nineteenth century.  In the autumn of 1848, he traveled to Albania on an originally unplanned journey. It was ...

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