Lëpushe and Vermosh

Mountain villages in northern Shkodër. Lëpushe resembles a Swiss village, is named after a yellow-flowered plant that grows in the area. Vermosh is known for the 100 days of snow every year.

Both of them are surrounded by high mountains which make them ideal places for skiing and other winter sports.


One of the most beautiful villages, located in the heart of the Albanian Alps, an hour from Shkodër. Razëm used to be a summer headquarters for Shkodër traders until the 1990s and then turned into a winter tourist resort. The famous area for skiing during winter is called The Black Fields. You can also enjoy camping, horse riding, walking in nature, hunting animals and birds in summer.

There are also other types of tourism that can be enjoyed in Razëm such as :

Scientific, Geographical, Historical, Ethnographic, Biological, Zoology and Caves Tourism.

Shkodër History Museum

This museum is situated in a brilliant position, on a steep hill overlooking the town. The building was originally the home of a former Venetian merchant, and later became the residence of Oso Kuka, then turned to be a historic museum since 1947. The building is surrounded by fortified walls, which makes it a typical Venetian merchant’s home.

The Historical Museum has culturally and historically significant artifacts. The exhibits include a typically ornate guest rooms, and a basement with a small archeology exhibition featuring an early Christian Plate of David, and artifacts from the Byzantine era, Ottoman times, and right up to Enver Hoxha’s oppressive regime. In the garden you’ll also find a Roman tomb and a Venetian stone well

Venice Art Mask Factory

 Exhibition presents the largest and only collection of luxury Venetian Baroque masks handcrafted from paper mâché and ceramic. The masks are decorated with materials, such as authentic plume feathers, gold and silver leaf, carnival Swarovski crystals and pearls.

It is a combined workshop and a museum is managed by Edmond Angoni, an Albanian craftsman who immigrated to Italy in the 90s to master the Venetian mask art. He has made a successful career designing masks for numerous films and productions, the most famous is Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut in 1999. Because of the fact that each mask is treated as a unique piece of art, the sheer originality and quality of these works has contributed to increase the popularity of this factory worldwide.

Marubi Museum

Museum of Photography in Shkodër. Founded in 1856 by Pietro Marubbi, an Italian painter and photographer who came and settled in Shkodër at the time. At the center of the museum project is the legacy of the “Photo-Studio Marubbi”

Mesi Bridge

One of the longest examples of an Ottoman bridge in the region, in the village of Mes, 108m long, 3.4 meters wide, and 12.5 meters high with 13 arches. . It was built in the 18th century, by the local Ottoman pasha. The purpose was to connect the city of Shkodër with the city of Drisht and other. cities of the northern side. For foreigners the architecture of the bridge is interesting with round slick stones and stone plates. The surrounding panorama gives the bridge an even more picturesque view.

Rozafa castle

Located 3.5 km south of Shkodër. With spectacular views over the city and Lake Shkodër, the Rozafa Fortress is the most impressive sight in town. Founded by the Illyrians. The castle takes its name from a woman who was walled into the ramparts as an offering to the gods so that the construction would stand. The castle has three major courtyards. At first the fortified 15th-century main entrance, then the courtyard, where the 4th-century tract of the Illyrian wall, the oldest structure in the castle grounds, is found. Along the first courtyard, there are the medieval ruins of cisterns, the towers of the Balshaj, and the former Venetian residences. In the second courtyard are the ruins of the church of Saint Stephen, which today is a mosque.

Shkodër Lake

 The largest lake in the Balkans, on the borders between Montenegro and Albania. Its area is 150 square miles. Six rivers flow into the lake, the main river is the Morača. The Bojana River flows out at the lake’s southern end to the Adriatic Sea. Around the lakeshore are many small villages that are noted for their old monasteries and fortresses. The Albanian town of Shkodër is at the southern end of the lake