Elbasan

What is Elbasan known for?


beautiful landscapes

minutes. From Durrës the furgon ride is about two hours. It is much flatter and car sickness is not a problem. The new motorway was opened in 2012 and now you can go from Tirana to Elbasan for 30-45 min. Also beside the new motorway you can see the beautiful landscapes. Get around Walking or taxi. Taxis are located close to the furgons (vans) at the center of the city. See thumb Naziresha Mosque (File:Elbasan - Naziresha Mosque (by Pudelek).JPG) The Elbasan Castle is right at the center


translations

of translations into Albanian of many psalms. The church building served as the first Albanian school of Elbasan in modern times, which opened in 1908. Other orthodox churches in the Elbasan District include the Mameli church (built in the 17th century), the Saint Nicholas church (

translations by Konstandin Kristoforidhi (1830–1895), in both main dialects of Albanian, publications which helped in the process of integrating the two dialects into a unified literary language and in setting up the basis for the establishment of the National Church of the Albanians with the liturgy in their own language. Vangjush Mio was the first impressionist painter of Albania. He was known especially for his landscape paintings (Landscape art) and is considered the best Albanian


low quality

, Elbasan, Vlorë, Gjirokastër, and other towns. At one time, each village had a telephone but during the land redistribution of the early 1990s peasants knocked out service to about 1,000 villages by removing telephone wire for fencing. Most of Albania's telephones were obsolete, low-quality East European models, some dating from the 1940s; workers at a Tirana factory assembled a small number of telephones from Italian parts. File:Street Sign Goranxi.jpg thumb 260px Bilingual road


art song

, Librazhd (Librazhd District), Peqin (Peqin District) - Out of this melting pot of local and imported styles came a kind of lyrical art song based in the cities of Shkodra, Elbasan, Berat and Korça. Though similar traditions existed in other places, they were little recorded and remain largely unknown. By the end of the 19th century, Albanian nationalism was inspiring many to attempt to remove the elements of Turkish music from Albanian culture, a desire


religious+translations

confessional cultural circles witnessed a greater development. An anonymous writer from Elbasan translated into Albanian a number of sections from the Bible; T. H. Filipi, also from Elbasan, brings the ''Dhiata e Vjetër dhe e Re'' (The Old (Old Testament) and the New Testament). These efforts multiplied in the following century with the publication in 1827 of the integral text of the ''Dhiata e Re'' (The New Testament) by G. Gjirokastriti and with the big corpus of (Christian) religious

translations by Konstandin Kristoforidhi (1830–1895), in both main dialects of Albanian, publications which helped in the process of integrating the two dialects into a unified literary language and in setting up the basis for the establishment of the National Church of the Albanians with the liturgy in their own language. Vangjush Mio was the first impressionist painter of Albania. He was known especially for his landscape paintings (Landscape art) and is considered the best Albanian


portraits

portraits, landscapes and churches. Islam in the Balkans: religion and society between Europe and the Arab world Author H. T. Norris Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press, 1993 ISBN 0872499774, 9780872499775 p.68 UNESCO Chronicle, Volume 20 UNESCO Chronicle Published 1974 p.168 '''Onufri''' or ''Onouphrios of Neokastro (Elbasan)'' ( ) was a 16th century icon painter active in Central and Southern Albania and South-western

and Venetian (Venetian school) influences. He also painted portraits, landscapes and churches. Islam in the Balkans: religion and society between Europe and the Arab world Author H. T. Norris Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press, 1993 ISBN 0872499774, 9780872499775 p.68 UNESCO Chronicle, Volume 20 UNESCO Chronicle Published 1974 p.168 Life Little is known with certainty about Onufri's life and his existence only emerged in the early 20th century


culture location

;id 2xYzAAAAIAAJ&dq 1466+ohrid&q %22the+usually+well+informed+Tursun+Beg+%22#search_anchor accessdate 9 January 2012 year 1990 publisher Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture location Istanbul isbn 978-92-9063-330-3 oclc doi doi_inactivedate bibcode id page 39 quote ...states that Elbasan became a sandjak capital right after 1466 but the usually well informed Tursun Beg noted for 1466: "The sultan attached this fortress of Elbasan to the Sancak of Ohrid


annual summer

for a nightly walk. *Visit the numerous Belsh Lakes near Belsh and take part in the annual Summer Day celebration in mid-March near the Dumreja Forest. * Visit the Plane Tree and the ruins of the Basilica of Bezistan * Take a dip on the curative thermal waters of Llixha and visit the caves and waterfalls of Gramsh * Stop at one of the picturesque villages of Gjinar and Stebleve Buy *Traditional costumes, postcards of the city. Eat *Bugace, a traditional Elbasan breakfast roll found


century building

-10 Elbasan is also home to a Catholic church. Elbasan has four museums: *Ethnographic Museum (1982) held in an 18th-century building *“Kostandin Kristoforidhi” house (started as a museum in 1978) *''Shkolla Normale'' Museum *War Museum Elbasan is the home to the Summer Festival, Albania Summer Day


cookies

festivities, a pagan feast celebrating the end of winter and the coming of summer. ''Ballokume'', cookies made from butter and corn wheat is the traditional dish served in this day. Since 2004, it has become a national holiday being celebrated in Tirana on a Monday in mid-March. Economy Industrial development began during the Zog (Zog of Albania) regime with the production of tobacco and alcoholic beverages, and culminated during the communist regime

nowhere else in Albania. Smothered in butter and with a dash of salt, this roll is delicious but not the those watching their cholesterol. *Bollokume, another Elbasan specialty rarely found elsewhere in Albania. It is essentially a large sugar cookie. While sold in stores all over the city, the best are always the freshly baked warm cookies. *Try the traditional Tave Elbasani and other yummy specialties *Meg&Jons is a delicious restaurant just east of the mosque near the center of town. *Tre

Elbasan

right thumb Elbasan Castle (File:Elbasan Castle 1.JPG)

'''Elbasan''' (Albanian (Albanian language): ''Elbasan'' or ''Elbasani'') is a city in central Albania. It is located on the Shkumbin River in the District of Elbasan and the County of Elbasan, at . It is one of the largest cities in Albania: the population at the 2011 census was 78,703. 2011 census results It was called ''Neokastron'' (New Castle) in Greek, ''Novigrad'' (new city) in Slavic and ''Terra Nuova'' in Italian. The modern name may derive either from the IE root ''*alb'' (as Albania) or from the Turkish ''il-basan'' ("the fortress").

Before the Second World War, Elbasan was a city with a mixture of eastern and medieval buildings, narrow cobbled streets and a large bazaar. There was a clearly defined Christian settlement within the castle walls, a Vlach district on the outskirts of the city and several fine mosques and Islamic buildings. At the time the population was about 15,000 people.

The English journalist James David Bourchier, then the Balkan correspondent of ''The Times'', records that on a visit in 1911 he saw:

"The population celebrating Bairam in central space: wonderful primitive merry-go round with gypsy minstrels (flute and drum), pushed round by the men with poles; also a cartwheel poised on a tree top; pekhilvans wrestling, mostly refugees from Dibra, thus gaining a precarious livelihood."

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