The Pallati i Kongreseve (Congress Palace) was built between 1982-1986 for the local Labour Party as a congress and conference facility. Today, the palace is used as a nonfunctional venue, that hosts conferences, festivals, exhibitions, ceremonies, concerts and more.
The main hall seats 2100 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, and air conditioning. There are three other smaller halls, with a reduced capacity of 150, 280 and 300 people, designed as working environments for corporate meetings, private parties and other similar events.
The building was designed to harmonize local architecture, and was inspired by other Albanian landmarks and traditions from Gjirokastër.
[wikipedia - luglio 2015]