The Ismail Kadare House is the house in Gjirokastra were the famous Albanian writer Ismail Kadare was born and and raised. The house is now a museum which is open to the public. In his book “Chronicle in Stone” Kadare described every corner of the house, where he would sit close to the window as a little boy, while watching World War II taking place in the outside world.
The house was originally built in 1799 and renovated after it was declared a cultural monument in 1991. The house opened to the public on 28th January 2018, on the 80th birthday of Kadare.
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