The writer Ismail Kadare turned 80 years of age this year, on 28 January. On his anniversary, his restored birth home reopens as a cultural residence. This building will be used to promote art, culture and artists aiming to return into a museum and cultural center. So, the author childhood home returns to a house museum named ‘Kadare House’.
‘Kadare House’ will have a direct impact on the cultural life of the city and will serve as a residence for internationally known writers and translators.
The house museum ‘Kadare House’ well be a popular tourist destination for anyone who will visit Gjirokastra. Since July 5, 1991 the building was classified as a Cultural Monument of the first category. Recently the building was repaired and rehabilitated under the auspices of UNESCO and The Albanian Ministry of Culture.