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Visit Fishta, a village rich in cultural history [Jun 2024]

About one hour away from Tirana, in the district of Lezha

fishta Lezhe
About one hour away from Tirana you will find, in the district of Lezha, the village of Fishta.
The values of this village are related to the old Albanian tradition that is inherited to this day, in culture and art, in clothing, in cooking and in family and religious customs and rituals.

You will find there the museum of Father Gjergj Fishta, a Franciscan friar, teacher, writer, translator and also chairman of the commission for the drafting of the alphabet in the Congress of Manastir, member of the Përmeti government delegation to the Versailles Conference and deputy chairman of the Albanian legislature in 1921. The building is his childhood home.

Fishta village is part of Zadrima which is rich in cultural history. This unit has a forest area of about 1656 ha, and these forests consist of oaks, hornbeams, ash and raspberries. It also has an area of about 4235.4 ha, cereals, forage, legumes, vineyards, orchards, etc.Efforts to protect culture, language and faith rose to a higher level with the holding ofseveral assemblies in the area.
Zadrima songs are an important part of the folk music of our nation and also the colorful and traditional Zadrima customs and costumes are a treasure in itself for the Albanian ethnography.


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How to get there:
• You can follow the national road Lezha -Vau Dejes and the road is also connected with the Lezha-Shkodra Highway.
Distance from Tirana to Lezha 53 km
Distance Lezha-Fishta 20 km
What to see:
• Fishta Church
• 2 artificial tanks
• Kroi Katrosh
• Fushmolla spring
• The top of the Crest
What to do:
• Special sports: Racing and horseback riding, bicycles
• Camping during the summer season
• Hiking & trekking
• Skiing on glacial moraines
• HuntingEvents:
• December 28 the turkey fair takes place.
This is a tradition of the locals of the Fishta area, which gathers a lot of farmers who breed turkeys. This fair brings to the attention of the citizens to consume healthy and organic food.