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Elbasan, Albania - attractions, pictures

 

Elbasan is the third largest city in Albania (about 140 thousand inhabitants).

 

 Elbasan

Elbasan

 

 Elbasan

Elbasan

 

 Elbasan. Shkumbin river

Shkumbin river :)

 Elbasan. Main square

Main square

 

The main attraction of Elbasan is the Ottoman fortress, built in the time of Mehmed II. During the construction, were used the stones of the previous Byzantine fortress .

 

 Elbasan. Fortress

Fortress

 

 Elbasan. Fortress gate

Fortress gate

 

 Elbasan. Fortress

Fortress

 

Inside the fortress, from the old buildings only the mosque remained. 

 

 Elbasan. Sultan Bayazet Mosque (the Royal Mosque)

Sultan Bayazet Mosque (the Royal Mosque)
Xhamia Mbret (XV в.)

 

Here, in fact, that's all. Somewhere on the outskirts there is also an Orthodox church of St. Anastasia, ostensibly XV century. That on a photo for what you will not tell, but before it I did not reach because of a downpour.
So why go to Elbasan? This is the largest Albanian city closest to Macedonia, and equally close to both checkpoints (about 80 km to Struga and to Pogradec). In this case, up to Pogradec, minibuses go enough often. If you go to Macedonia or from Macedonia, it is not harmful to make a stop in Elbasan, because Albanian public transport does not contribute to the rapid achievement of the destination. :)
 

 
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