Unforgettable moments in Lezhë, Albania.
Lezhë County (Albanian: Qarku i Lezhës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. The population at the 2011 census was 134,027, in an area of 1620 km². Its capital is the city Lezhë.
Until 2000, Lezhë County was subdivided into three districts: Kurbin, Lezhë, and Mirditë. Since the 2015 local government reform, the county consists of the following 3 municipalities: Kurbin, Lezhë and Mirdit.
Seeing Lezhë from the castle!
Lezha castle rises to the top of a hill, 186 meters east of the city. The castle of Illyrian origin. In 1440 she underwent a reconstruction of the Venetians, and in 1522 after the Ottoman conquest was rebuilt by them. Here can be seen traces of architectures Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.
Do you want to see some pictures from the castle?
Here we go:
For what else is Lezha famous?
Well...in the pictures below, you can see the grave of Skengerbeg.
National Museum of Scanderbeg's Grave - Lezhë - Albania
George Castriot (Albanian: Gjergj Kastrioti, 6 May 1405 – 17 January 1468), known as Skanderbeg was an Albanian nobleman and military commander, who served the Ottoman Empire in 1423–43, the Republic of Venice in 1443–47, and lastly the Kingdom of Naples until his death.
More pictures from the museum:
See you soon!