Monument of Famous People of Gjirokastra

Çerçiz Topulli Square, Gjirokaster, Albania
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Gjirokastra is known for its famous people. To the right of Çajupi Hotel you will find a Monument built by the Municipality honouring three citizens of Gjirokastra: Eqerem Cabej (1908-1980), an eminent historian, linguist, and educator who was a founding member of Albanian Academy of Sciences and gave his name to Gjirokastra University

Ismail Kadare (1936-) , the internationally famous Albanian writer who wrote many books for Gjirokastra, and describes the city in the best way to get known worldwide

Musine Kokalari (1917-1983) She was a writer and co-founder of the Albanian social democratic Party (1943) who spent 37 year in prison during the communist regime and died forsaken in northern Albania

Enver Hoxha(1908-1985) the notorious leader of communist regime, who was born in Gjirokastra, in Palorto neighbourhood. He is known for establishing the worst communist regime in Eastern Europe.

Map of Monument of Famous People of Gjirokastra