Gjirokastra was built on the eastern side
of “Mali i Gjerë”. Since 2005, it has been
in UNESCO World Heritage site.The origin
of the city starts with the castle of
Gjirokastra, built in IV century AD.
The city was named Argyrokastro, in 1336.
In 1417, was conquered by the Ottoman army.
The city reached its peak over 1800-1830, when monumental
assembly houses were built. The first neighborhoods are those
of Bazaar and Hazmurate.The most important structure of the city is
the castle, which is the biggest castle in Albania.