5 unique museums in Korça that should definitely be visited

Korça of traditions and history has long become a tourist destination not only for mountain tourism but also as a cradle of culture.
In this city, there are five unique museums which should not be missed.

In this city, there are five unique museums which should not be missed.


Local and foreign visitors visiting Korça have the opportunity to easily orient themselves in museums, public institutions, parks, and other places to visit in the city.
The five unique museums are an added value in tourist feeds, which attract the interest of visitors at any time of the year.The Municipality of Korça invites tourists to spend a beautiful weekend in Korça and not to leave without visiting the museums.
The city of Korça in the southeast of Albania, known for the rich traditions and history has long become a tourist destination not only for mountain tourism but also as a kind of culture cradle.
In this city there are located five unique museums which should not be missed.

Local and foreign visitors visiting Korça have the opportunity to easily orient themselves in museums, public institutions, parks and other places to visit in the city.
The five unique museums are an added value in tourist feeds, which attract the interest of visitors at any time of the year.The Municipality of Korça invites tourists to spend a beautiful weekend in Korça and not to leave without visiting the museums.
1. Museum of Photography “John Mili”In the Gjon Mili Museum are exhibited 240 photographs of the world master photographer of Albanian origin Gjon Mili, sayings of him or other people, who have expressed for him, exhibitors with elements from his life, or the time he lived.


2. National Museum of Medieval ArtThe National Museum of Medieval Art was built on April 24, 1980, and is located in two characteristic Korça dwellings declared cultural monuments. As the name implies, this museum preserves the most valuable heritage created by Albanian painters for five centuries.

The most prestigious post-Byzantine paintings are exhibited in the iconographic art pavilion. They are from the XII and XIV centuries. This museum contains 7500 artistic objects of stone, wood, wool, silver and other metals, folk costumes, and other objects that show the antiquity, tradition and originality of civic culture. About 1,200 objects, most of them from the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, and about 6,000 icons.

3. National Museum of EducationThe National Museum of Education in Korça is located in the building of the first Albanian school, opened on March 7, 1887, by the patriotic teacher Pandeli Sotiri.

This object, which was originally the private home of the Korça patriot Diamant Terpo, since 1967 has the status of National Museum of Education while since 1973 it has been declared a Cultural Monument.

4. Oriental Museum “Bratko”The Oriental Museum “Bratko” is an art museum. Contains a collection of mostly Asian art. The Museum of Oriental Art “Bratko” was opened in June 2003 fulfilling the dream of Dhimitër Borje (1903-1990), who was an artist, photographer and collector of Asian art and antiques.

Borja was born in Korça, although he traveled extensively around the world and settled in America for most of his life.

In this museum are exhibited 432 objects such as piano, Chinese altar, clothes for Japanese women, Chinese skirts and belts, Indonesian sword, European medals, Japanese paintings, various photographs, which Borja took when serving in the Balkans with a UN mission.
5. Archaeological MuseumThe Archaeological Museum of Korça was established in 1985 and took a wider and more complete form after the organization of 1990. This museum is located in two characteristic Korça dwellings of the early nineteenth century.