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Beer Fest Korça (13-17 August 2014)

Korça Beer Fest™ is the biggest event in Albania.

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Voskopoja (Korçë) old Printing House

Voskopoja was established in the year 1338 by Petro Muzaka , a grand duke of Muzakaj family. Only during the XVII- XVIII centuries it became a big urban center with 20.000 inhabitants.

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Bar

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Restaurants

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Food and Drink

Albanian cuisine offers unique flavors that have developed and evolved over the centuries. Albania’s geographic location, more or less at the crossroads between East and West, has resulted in an original culinary blend. It shows influences from Asian, Turkish, and various European sources.Agriculture flourishes here and the organic fruits and vegetables grown in the Mediterranean climate serve to further enrich the cuisine. A traditional Albanian drink is called raki. It is a distilled spirit usually made from grapes.

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Iljaz Mirahori’s Mosque

Iljaz Mirahori’s Mosquewas built in 1484. This mosque is the most ancient monument in the city, and stands out for its historical, cultural, religious and architectural values. It is situated south-west of the Fan Noli Boulvard. A number of paintings of the Mecca and Medina are hung on the walls. The minaret was damaged in an earthquake reported in the 18th century but has recently been characteristically rebuilt.
 

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Dardha

Situated in the southeast of Korca ( 20 km), Dardha lays in a valley among the hills of Saint Peter, autums rock and some other hills. This village offers an ideal climate, fresh air with high level oxygen. The snow falls and the natural  slopes are very suitable for  development of winter sports, especially skii. We cannot leave withour mentioning the “Ujin e qelbur” (Dirty water) in Dardha, a curative source for the stomach and kindeys. This village is well known for its ancient traditions and characteristic costumes.
 

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Orthodox Cathedral

Korça's Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection was completely rebuilt in 1992 after the previous church on this site, St. George cathedral, was destroyed by the Communist authorities in 1968. Now the impressive pink building is the largest church in Albania, and the second largest in the Balkans. Inside, the modest white interior is is dominated by a huge carved wooden iconostasis. Also note the Albanian eagles carved into the chairs.

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Church of Saint Ristoz, Mborje

The Holy Resurrection Church (Albanian: Kisha e Ristozit) is a Cultural Monument of Albania, located in Mborje, Korça District. The church is dedicated to Saint Mary.

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The museum house of Vangjush Mio

The people’s Painter Vangjush Miho was born in 1891 in Korça. He entered in the School of Fine Arts of Bucharest in painting branch in 1915 and he graduated from his school in 1919. Later he entered in the Institute of Fine Arts in Rome an institute in the academic tradition. In 1924 he got a scholarship from the state and he went to Rome again, where he sat his last exams for the diploma of painter and restorer of paintings.
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