Kavaja

The cities of Albania – Kavaja
 
Location
Kavaja is 5km from the Adriatic seacoast.
 
Nature and Climate
The range of hills on the eastern outskirts of the city stretches to Tirana. Another smaller range on the western outskirts separates the city from the sea. Between the two ranges is a plain that extends from the Durres bay to the Shkumbin River. 
 
History and Sights
Kavaja is first mentioned in historical documents in 15th century AD. In 16th – 17th centuries Kavaja was an economically prosperous city; an administrative and trade centre twice as large as Durres. The city was famous for its ceramics and its hand-made carpets.
 
Among the main tourist attractions are the mosque, the Clock tower in the city centre and the Ethnography museum. One can also enjoy the awesome display of nature, particularly the views of magnificent beaches.
 
5 Reasons to visit Kavaja
- Visit the Bashtova fortress one of major cultural monuments of Albania.
- Visit the mosque built in 1735-1736
- Swim in the General beach; the most beautiful and charming part of the Kavaja seacoast. 
- See the rare Mediterranean sea turtles at General beach. 
- Relax on the Cherret and Spille beaches.