While the architect’s identity remains a mystery, we do know that the charming bourgeois residence now housing the Albanian Embassy was built in 1906. The building with its white-stone façade is illustrative of the Beaux-Arts style, with a bow window occupying the first-floor central bay. Accompanied by a member of the embassy staff, you will explore various parts of this characteristically Belgian building, which has been owned by the Albanian state since 2000.
On these two open days, a group of young dancers in traditional Albanian costume, members of the Albanian association Vatra in Brussels, will perform a programme of characteristic Albanian dances, and visitors will also be able to sample traditional Albanian food and drink.
Organised by the Albanian Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the ‘Colours of Albania’ exhibition brings together thousands of artistic photos celebrating the beauties of Albania as seen through the camera lenses of ordinary people playing the role of ‘digital diplomats’. The photographs capture the soul of Albania with its cultural heritage, urban architecture and rich centuries-old history, as well as the everyday lives of its people. Showcasing virgin landscapes, unspoilt nature and lovingly-preserved cultural heritage, this extraordinary virtual exhibition reveals a country that moves to the rhythm of modern life while blending the traditional with the contemporary.
Guided tours in English between 10:00 and 14:00. Up to 20 people per tour.
Advance booking not required. Up to 50 people per hour.