and sets the tone for the continuation of the
museum’s tour. The visitors can then go through various pavilions and sections each with its
historic theme in a chronological order; from Illyrian times into the age of Albanian medieval
principalities and that of Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu. Among the items displayed, we can
distinguish original ceramic, bronze, and copper objects, icons and swords of medieval times,
an interesting bell dating back to 1462, reproduction of old statuses and documents, and so on.
Another highlight of the museum tour is the formidable fresco called “Perballimi”, a work of the
talented and sometimes unknown Albanian artist Naxhi Bakalli. The mural, that covers a whole
side of a pavillion’s section, depicts an epic battle between the Albanian warriors led by Gjergj
Kastrioti Skenderbeu and the invading Ottomans. The masterpiece of Bakalli has impressed
both art critics and visitors as a splendid way to illustrate the emotional resonance of Gjergj
Kastrioti’s resistance among the Albanian society.
There are many interesting twists and turns in the National Museum Gjergj Kastrioti
Skenderbeu. It has impressed both domestic and foreign visitors. All groups of visitors, even
foreigners, can learn about the background of the displayed items and artworks from museum’s