Situated within the Canyons of Gradec on both sides of the river and 3km
from the city of Çorovodë, the tunnels of Pirogoshi really look like an
underground city. The work for their construction continued for more
than 17 years. These tunnels were used as a deposit for a large amount
of national weapons during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha. With the
reserves that were kept inside the tunnels, the nation could fight for
more than 6 months in case of war or invasion. In March of 97, the
Tunnels of Pirgoshi were violently opened by the local residents who
were angered by the national bankruptcy caused by the pyramid schemes.
The involvement of former military employees and local authorities made
it possible to avoid a real catastrophe, since a possible explosion
within the tunnels would have brought unimaginable consequences.