Korça is a city and municipality in southeastern Albania, and the seat of Korçë County. Korça is known as the southern Albania’s intellectual capital and is also regarded as the Albanian cultural metropolis.
The Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral of Korçë (Albanian: Katedralja “Ngjallja e Krishtit”) is the main Albanian Orthodox church in Korçë, Albania. The cathedral was built by Greece in 1995. A previous cathedral in Korçë named after St. George was destroyed by the Communist authorities in 1968. It is painted in pink, blue and brown. Inside, the modest white interior is dominated by a huge carved wooden iconostasis.
Mësonjëtorja or The Albanian School was the first secular school in the Albanian language within Ottoman Albania. It was opened in Korçë during the late Ottoman period. The school building serves as a museum and is located on the north side of Bulevardi Shën Gjergji (St. George Boulevard). The opening of the school was a result of the Albanian National Movement which aimed to create an independent Albania and to secure denied rights to Albanian people within the Ottoman Empire. Among others Mësonjëtorja was an important center of cultural and patriotic education. The school\'s importance was raised because until then giving lessons in the Albanian language was done in private and secret due to Ottoman rule. The school opened its doors on 7 March 1887 and since then the day is celebrated by Albanians as the \"Day of Teachers\".
The National Museum of Medieval Art (Albanian: Muzeu Kombëtar i Artit Mesjetar) is a national museum dedicated to medieval art and history in Korçë, Albania. The museum is located on Fan Noli Boulevard in the south-east of the city of Korçë. It was established on April 24, 1980, and the building was reconstructed on October 4, 2016, with the cooperation of the city municipality and the Greek Government fund. The museum has over 7,000 art and cultural items, mainly icons, stone, wooden, metal and textile works, representing various moments in Albania\'s iconography development. In the principal hall there are many works from anonymous artists of the 13th-14th centuries and well-known ones including Onufri, Onufër Qiprioti, Teacher Kostandini, Jeromak Shpataraku, David Selenica, and the Zografi Brothers.