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The view of Gjirocaster from the castle. Unfortunately, the houses on the famous five street corners are renovated, Gjirokastλr (Albanian pronunciation: [ɟiɾokastəɾ], definite Albanian form: Gjirokastra), is a city in southern Albania, situated in a valley between the Gjerλ mountains and the Drino, at 300 metres above sea level. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as "a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate". The city is overlooked by Gjirokastλr Fortress, where the Gjirokastλr National Folklore Festival is held every five years.





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