Albania: Restored hammam of Kruja inaugurated

Attending the inauguration ceremony, which took place on June 10, were Minister of Culture, Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro, Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Sweden, Mr. Patrik Svensson, and head of CHwB Albania office, Mrs. Lejla Hadzic, and representatives from central and local government.

The restoration process included the revitalisation of the hammam, making it one of the first functioning traditional hammams in the Balkans, and making way for the development of a bigger network of service-based cultural heritage sites.

The restoration will boost financial incentives for members of the community by revitalising the surrounding neighbourhood, increasing tourism to the castle of Kruja, and beginning a larger initiative to create a national network of functional traditional hammams.

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