Within the commemorative year of the national hero Giorgio Castriota Scanderbeg, the restoration of the Castriota family (Muzeu i Kastriotëve) - a category II cultural monument - was completed in the village of Sinë in the district of Dibra.
Il house of Castriota, the new tourist itinerary, welcomes all visitors after completing the restoration. Visitors will keep the doors of this brand new museum in Dibra open to learn more about the history.
The Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro, states on the museum - now also a sign of national identity - that was restored for the first time in the last 27 years:
"A little less than a year ago, in Peshkopi, we promised that the small but particularly important museum of Sinë, in the district of Dibra, would be restored as part of the Scanderbeg commemorative year but also as an invitation to visit those areas where the seasons are stunning for the beauty of nature.
Today the promise has been kept and the museum has opened its doors to students, the citizens of Dibra and tourists, to be a stop between history and landscapes." - he has declared Mirela Kumbaro.
The restoration project
The project - developed by the IMK specialists - carried out the restoration and requalification of the building, the reorganization of the lighting system and electrical installations, as well as the requalification of the land around the building.
However, the most important part of the restoration includes the museum: the exhibition areas have been restored as well as the exhibition tables in quality, size and shape.
Furthermore, the restoration also included the waterproofing of the terrace, cleaning, painting and elimination of all finished parts in degradation.
TheMuzeu i Kastriotëve'is located in the village Sine-Arras, in the district of Dibra. The first construction works began in 1982 and was opened to the public for the first time in the 1985.
This article was originally published in turismo.al , an Italian portal on Albanian tourism.
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