Shkodra: General Info
It is one of the most major cities of Albania situated, in the north western part of the country.
Very rich in history Shkodra in one the most ancient cities in Albania. Founded in the IV century B.C., i: was the chief town of Illyrian tribe of Labeats and later on during the reign of King Gent the chief centre of the Illyrian state. During the XIV century became the main centre of the princedom of Bushatllinj. In 1396 it was conquered by Venedik. During its long history the city has played a very important role in Albanian culture and history.
Medieval Castle of Shkodra, Albania
Today the city and the area around it is blessed with numerous and different natural and cultural objects. The city retains its characteristic appearance with narrow streets with tall stone walls on both sides and tall gates. The most attractive quarters with such peculiarities are Serresh and Gijadol, but the most important objects is the castle of Rozafa. The castle is located in the western part of the city, between Drini and Buna Rivers.
Last Updated ( Friday, 15 April 2005 )