Museum, Durres, Albania
Ivan Vdovin/© Ivan Vdovin
Originally opened in 1951, the tri-level Durrës Archaeological Museum, near the waterfront and the city’s 6th-century walls, benefited from a four-year overhaul started in 2010. The country’s largest such museum, it’s the place to engage with wave after wave of empires and cultures that passed through Albania. In addition to its displays, ranging from small ancient coins to Greek terra-cotta figures and Roman tombstones, the museum hosts classical music concerts by international artists.