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Monday, September 17, 2012

Korca - the city of eternal love and serenades, Guide through the Albanian Little Paris


Albanian Travel Magazine - We Make You Dream HolidaysThey have called serenades City, City of Love, City of Art, City of beer, Place kërnackave, Little Paris, is to seek, find other full epithets qualify its values ​​but also features why visit a Korca city. Open early with the world, to the west (Korça emigrated earlier in America, but also many patriots and intellectuals earlier, in Turiqi the Balkans), Korca is a funny city full of life, in every season to visit hires its characteristic ways, to learn about the culture and its history, to understand why many patriots who fill the pages of the history of the nation, were exactly from Korca. But to pirrë a beer with "kërnacka", you will feel just as welcome pleasure, because wherever you go around the city in all its villages, the first thing Ciel will meet, is exactly welcoming locals ...

Korça - qyteti i dashurisë dhe serenatave të përjetshme

 
Korca is a province of Albania, all to be viewed, as culturally, as well as its natural values ​​that are available through numerous monuments that nature has forgiven its surrounding provinces. Korca city and its surroundings are known for the special facilities and high-value tourism. Korca offers tourists a rich cultural heritage in architecture, city planning, cultural monuments, etc.. Are specific foods that serve in restaurants, typical drinks like wine, beer "Korca" vodka Korça etc.. Ecotourism is an area of ​​special interest to lovers of beautiful nature Korça. This is a funny town magic, his Serenade has become known worldwide.Geographical position, climateKorca is the district with the largest amount in the country. Located in Albania juglingje, Morava mountain foot hills. It is bordered to the north by Pogradec and Macedonia, from Gramsh northwest, west Skrapar, south with Kolonja and bazaar, and east to Greece. Its landscape is flat, mountainous and mountainous. There we find a combination of mountains, fields, hills, creating a fracture forms reilievit. Units main reilievit are: hollow of Korca, highland Gora-Opar with five municipalities: Gora, Opara, Moglicë, Vithkuq, Voskopoja.Korca climate is part of the character area continental with cold winters and a significant increase in summer temperature. The coldest month is January with an average temperature 0.4 oC, while most ngrohti is August with 20.6 oC. During the winter the temperature is lower than 0oC.
 
Korça - qyteti i dashurisë dhe serenatave të përjetshmeHistoryHas been proven by researchers that the area where today the city has been inhabited since ancient times. Thus, on the outskirts of the city is found among other things a grave hill around 7 thousand years old with a diameter of 10.47 meters and a height of 114 centimeters.In antiquity, Korca and its provinces were part of Illyrian dynasty that stretched between the rivers Devoll Osumi and partly in it Enkeleasve, floor Dry Mountain. Desardi are some popular cities Illyrian; Pelioni, Devoll River near the mouth of Cangonji, where today we find toponym Pilur: Korrogu in a place called Raven Shade on village Kloce. IKorçës main river, Devolli at that time called Eordao, whose edge was set Pelioni, who later takes the name Devoll.Korca in historical documents mentioned for the first time in 1281, by order of the Emperor of Byzantium, which appoints Andrea Muzakën as administrator and gives high title Despot. Another document, which gives us other information Korca manuscript of Prince Muzakajve. He mentions Korca with some villages: Sovjanin, Violën, Oparin, Morianin, Mazreku, Lavdarin. Korca at this time was the center of the field with a small castle. Korça initially born as a small residential center, along the main roads, which make commercial exchanges. At the end of the XV century, took the form of an urban center and in the twentieth century. XIX was established as a city. XII-XIII centuries, Korca was under the power of Muzakajve, based in the province of Opar. In 1382, Korca conquered by the Ottoman Empire. In 1701 rebellion breaks against Turkish pushtmit in the province of Gora-Opar. After 1820 years, took off patriotic movement. Naum Veqilharxhi published his primer, and Thimi Mitko "Albanian bee." Marz 7 1887 First open Mësonjtorja English. Locals initiative established patriotic societies in Istanbul, Bucharest Karjo. On October 22, 1881 opened the first school for Girls by Gjerasim and Sevasti Qirijazi. It was a great victory of the National Movement.Culture and ethnographyKorca is one of the most important cultural centers of Albania. Numerous museums in the city itself describe cultural activity for centuries. It is well known the first Albanian school in this city that dates back to 1887, Albania's first school for girls, as well as the French Lycee built in 1917. Although over the years the city has been invaded several times, foreign influences constitute a small part of the culture Korça.Korca has specific traditions and customs, which indicates that the city has been an important center of spiritual culture with the variety of materials for our people. Two of the most important works of Albanian folklore, "Albanian Bee" Thimi Mitkos and "Sea Waves' Spiro Dines.Hospitality and Besa, are two virtues which Albanians pride. When the friend came to the village or town, he expected all the best for his accommodation had separate room, called "rooms, or guest of friends." For this noble and very ancient custom, the Albanians remained famous saying "when you have felt the difficulty most?" He replied: "When I came home friend and I have not had a chance to look forward to satisfies the need. "Folklore. Every city, every province in the centuries has created its own culture. Thus, the people of Korca has created legends, tales such gjëejgjëza, songs, proverbs, popular all over the country. To have undergone studies and publications that have become known and loved for the soul of Albanians and Korcari.Wearing men's main is fustanela, Kalla and moccasins with black tufts on top of their head held FeSi white. Ndërisa women dressed in doublet and head wearing a headscarf.Monuments of CultureKorca is rich with cultural monuments, which indicates that the city has in the past been the source of important material and spiritual culture of our people. Numbering about 110 cultural monuments, which are protected by the state.Albanian medieval art museumIt is the only one of its kind in Korea. It contains plant with 'artistic and spiritual values ​​of our people, materials that go up to the medieval period. Are prominent Albanian painters works as: Onufri, his son Nicholas, brothers Athanas Zografi, Constantine Jeromonaku from Voskopoja many others.Archaeological Museum of KorcaIt was created in 1985 and became wide after 1990. Architectural values ​​is declared a cultural monument. This museum is set in a typical building of the nineteenth century. Exposed archaeological eastern regions of Albania, where the main voice of Korca basin.Museum of EducationIs set up in the building where on March 7, 1887 opened the first Albanian school or "Mësonjtorja". This building was donated to the school by Patriot Diamond Terpo. Have taught patriots Pandeli Sotiri, Petro Nini Luarasi, Nuci Naci etc..ReligionKorca district population is mixed Orthodox Muslim. Once the city was divided into two parts by the river Mborja, Varos, the eastern part where lived and Kasabaja Christians in the West, where Muslims lived. Now the former division no longer exists. Residents of the two religions lived in harmony. Are never observed religious enmity and strife between them. Now in the city and in the countryside can be faced with hundreds of families, who are on their ndërjet marriage. In Korca today are 9 churches, which serve 9 priests and 6 monasteries, Monastery of Saint Prodhomit in Voskopoja and St. Paul of Peter in Vithkuq. The city has two mosques, it Minollarit built in 1496 and the New Mosque. There are 36 mosques in the village and several masjids in Turan, Melan, Verpcka, etc..Tourism

 
Korca is like a gold mine for the variety it offers every visitor. The most important cultural monuments in Korca: Church of St. Ristozit, Mborje Church in Voskopoja, Prespa National Park, an area highly attractive landscapes and the potential for the development of ecotourism, where natural values ​​are interwoven with traditional values, cultural and historical . Archaeological Museum of Korca, Resurrection icon of Saint Lazarus. Exciting nature also find Pear village which is a mountain village between the mountains and forests, a rare natural beauty. Pears offers a healthy climate of fresh air. Greenery and freshness of summer days, but winter with lots of snow make it a favorite spot in all seasons. Winter sports, especially skiing enthusiast attract tourists. 25 km from Korca, on top of a hill lies the village of Vithkuqi. The highest point is the tip of Rrungajës 1750 m height. One of the attractions of this region is cold water, Bellovodës rich in minerals, also known as White Water. Boboshticë village is famous not only for the production of Mulberry brandy, but also works as Velenca wool carpets etc.. The village has two churches of special interest with a number of very attractive mural.Characteristic cuisineCulinary art in Korca Region is one more reason to stay and rest here. Do not forget to enjoy the NIE meal with fish dishes accompanied by wine special wine vat, or other dishes, regional specialties in numerous restaurants overlooking the lake and mountains. It is to be noted also Koran famous fish found only in Lake Ohrid. Koran is famous for its delicious meat, which winter has pink and white wine. Cooking poultry and wild animals is also a fun addition to Oriental and European cuisine. It is a delight on its own taste of the products Prespa Lake: Carp fish is, heart and bleak cooked by skilled chefs who have their own special recipes. Prespa cuisine, are also characteristic of the area pie (butter fish and eggs, or onions) and various pickles.If you come in should not leave without proving Pear pie with two baked noodles SAC. Is the specialty of the area and to get quite comfortable. Baking is another characteristic specialty meat, different from all the countries outside the region. Boboshtica offers a complex of restaurants where you can try and roasted meat that is cooked in particular.VoskopojaVoskopoja lies on a beautiful plateau surrounded by high hills and pine forests of fir trees. St. Prodhomi opened before the visitor an amazing view from the tops of leaving and Ostrovica with an altitude of 2,246 m cool summer and cold winters, green, clean mountain air, rich in oxygen, winter white landscapes invite you to skip impressive moments with your family or friends. It is an early medieval settlement since 1330. Greater prosperity has been in years 1764 with a population of 30,000 inhabitants. There were 24 churches with frescoes of the most beautiful, are now only 7 of them. There were Academy, Library, Printing Company (1720), to develop the textile handicraft and served as a bridge not only domestically but also between neighboring countries Greece and Turkey. Destruction has been first in 1769, second in 1789 and third in 1916. Stores large amounts of medieval art.Winter Ski Tracking works and develop regional and national competitions.Voskopoja is the village that has a tradition of roasting lamb, cheese processing, sauces, cheese, pickles, garments and pie baking SAC.PearsPears is a mountain village between the mountains and forests, a rare natural beauty. 20 km southeast of Korca at an altitude of 1344m above sea level. Pears offers a healthy climate of fresh air. Greenery and freshness of summer days, but winter with lots of snow make it a favorite spot in all seasons. Winter sports, especially skiing enthusiast attract tourists.Among the many resources in this village is also called "stinking water" that serves as a curative water to the stomach and kidneys. Characteristic stone houses complement the beauty of this village, but the people are very hospitable and cook typical specialties of the village.Vithkuqi25 km from Korca, on top of a hill lies village of Vithkuqi. The highest point is the tip of Rrungajës 1750m height. One of the attractions of this region is cold water, Bellovodës rich in minerals, also known as White Water. Vithkuqi has rich flora and fauna, especially with wildlife such as bear, wolf, fox, deer, wild rabbit, and forests with beech, oak and pine. Mountain tea and various medicinal plants found in the majority of all Vithkuqi area. Vithkuqi village will leave a deep impression to visitors of mountain climbing enthusiast, providing clean air and healthy mountain climate.BoboshticaBoboshticë village is famous not only for the production of Mulberry brandy, but also works as Velenca wool carpets etc.. The village has two churches of special interest with a number of very attractive mural. Boboshtica offers a complex of restaurants where you can try and roasted meat that is cooked in particular.National Park "Fir Drenovë"Located in the region of Korca and Korca district, 10 km from the city of Korca and lies on the shoulders of Morava Mountain. The park has an area of ​​1.380 ha. Bozdoveci capi Stone, Çardhaku are the most attractive to him. Considered attractive landscape area with great potential for natural and cultural tourism and sustainable development. This is quite frequented by residents of the city of Korca and surrounding villages. Attractive values ​​this park adds to the presence of many resources, which have water throughout the year such as the St. George, Old Lady, Pllicës in etc..Prespa National ParkLocated in the region of Korca and Korca districts (45 km away) and Devoll and has an area of ​​27.750 ha. Also located at the junction of the borders of Albania, Greece and Macedonia. Transfrontier park and very important. Consists of Lake Prespa and he Mala Prespa and their watershed. The presence of seven rural areas, lack of cities and industry create an undiscovered natural wealth. Lakes with an area of ​​49.5 km2 (in Albanian territory) have tectonic origin, karst. Their depth reaches 54m. Rocky lakeshores are part of high and low with sandy beaches. Prespa Lake waters are numerous transparent. There is a link under the water between Lake Ohrid and Prespa Lakes. Very attractive landscape area and the potential for the development of ecotourism, where natural values ​​are interwoven with traditional values, cultural and historical. Within the area is and quite area and biospeleologjike archaeological value, in particular for the bats. This area is rich with cultural values. In the Albanian part of the lake is picturesque island of snakes, Maligradi which the ruins of an old basilica (XIV century) and landscapekarst is an important attraction in this region. Basilica built within a rocky cave is known for its ensemble Byzantine mural paintings.

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