Bajram Curri is a town in northern Albania and is one of the most beautiful places in the country. A remote, mountainous region at the foot of the Albanian Alps, Bajram Curri harbors one of the clearest rivers in all of Albania, the Valbona River. The town is named after Bajram Curri, a national war hero from the early 20th century. His larger than life statue can be seen in front of the newly renovated Historic Museum of Bajram Curri. Click here for hotel accommodations in Bajram Curri and the rest of the Kukes reigon.
Bajram Curri is located in the Tropojë District which in years past has been marked for the infamous 'blood feuds' of Northern Albania. In the past 5 years, tourism has spiked in Bajram Curri because of its numerous historical sights, beautiful scenery, and warm locals. The town is located in the valley of Valbona and is the main access point by road to touristic sights and villages of Valbona and Rragam located in the Albanian Alps. Bajram Curri is the gateway to Valbona Valley and Lake Koman, both of which are must-sees while in the Kukes Region. There is public transportation that will take you to and from these locations daily from Bajram Curri.
Bajram Curri, in the past, has been known for the infamous 'blood fueds' or 'gjakmarria' of Northern Albania. This region followed the Kanun, or a book of laws following the Old Testament saying, 'an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth.' The four overall ideas of the Kanun were: honor, hospitality, right conduct and kin loyalty. Click here for more information on 'blood fueds' in Northern Albania.