Ishëm Castle was built from 1572 to 1574 by Ottomans to stop the peasant rebellions. The Albanian painter Ibrahim Kodra was buried in front of it.

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Founded: 1572-1574
Category: Castles and fortifications in Albania

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BlackShark (20 months ago)
Alesia Mullahi (2 years ago)
Adrit Kraja (2 years ago)
Edmond Mino (3 years ago)
Kala e periudhës otomane. Në gjendje jo të mirë megjithëse është momunt kulture në mbrojtje. Pranë saj gjendet edhe varri i piktorit të madh Ibrahim Kodra.
gjergj skrame (3 years ago)
Easy access. A castle with an interesting history.
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