Kordhoca Bridge in Gjirokastra

Kordhoce, Gjirokaster
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The historic bridge of Kordhoca, on Drinos river, is built in 1820 and is 20 meters long and 7 meters high. This bridge is declared as the monument of first category and is very important, because it was the only road  for many decades to link Gjirokastra with Libohova and Janina. The fact that is […]

The historic bridge of Kordhoca, on Drinos river, is built in 1820 and is 20 meters long and 7 meters high. This bridge is declared as the monument of first category and is very important, because it was the only road  for many decades to link Gjirokastra with Libohova and Janina.

The fact that is still so strong today tell us about the quality of building such important infrastructure, with the best materials and the best masters. The bridge has a typical oriental architecture, with 3 decorated arches  and paved with stones.

The bridge was in danger to be destroyed some years ago, but thanks to the restoration work of Institute of Monuments it is now in good shape and worth to visit.

Map of Kordhoca Bridge in Gjirokastra