Albania used to be important part of the Ottoman Empire. In this way most of the Albanian ancient architecture is based on the Ottoman style and traditions. City of Gjirokastra has lots of buildings that are based on the Ottoman architecture. For the locals the Zekate House is the best example for the Albanian historical architecture. The house was built in 1811-1812. These type of houses are known as “kulle” which means that the building was owned by wealthy individuals. The admission fee is only 1 Euro.