What to do in February in Tirana

After the cold and gloomy January, almost everyone can hardly wait for February. Some are excited to celebrate Valentine's Day, and some look forward because it is the last month of winter. This is the time of early spring when love and romance blossom in the air. One of the first signs of the early spring is the fresh exuberance of the mimosa flower, a beautiful and wondrous sight to behold.

We are still in times of pandemics and limitations but still we can enjoy life, love and nature. February is the month of love, so give as much love and warmth not only to your partner but also to your relatives.

In February an important date is February 11, 1920, when Tirana was declared the capital of Albania.

These important dates have always been remembered with various events and events in the capital, but this year the activities will be limited and with a small number of participants due to the pandemic.

In this article we want to show you how you can enjoy the month of February in Tirana.

 Enjoy nature

Nature is free. Go out in nature as often as possible and give yourself peace of mind. In Tirana there are many parks and spaces where you can go hiking, cycling or just relax like: Artificial Lake Park, Farka Lake, Kashar Lake, etc.

For outdoor enthusiasts local guides every weekend organize trips in compliance with the Covid-19 protection protocol. Dajti Mountain and Gropa Mountain are two destinations that are quite visited at this time of year, because they are covered with snow.

 Artistic activities

Artistic activities continue to be organized in Tirana, albeit with restrictions and a small number of people. Everyone needs to see beauty and be inspired, so we suggest you see the various exhibitions, even the virtual ones. The Opera and Ballet Theater has launched their artistic program. Also the National Theater and other theaters will continue with the performances but will be shown live streaming on Facebook.

From Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:00 you can visit the collection of the Gallery of the National Arts.

"Reja" pavilion always brings exhibitions and other artistic events, so it is good to pass by "Reja" during this month.

 Wander through city’s decoration for Valentine’s Day

The Municipality of Tirana has turned the decor for Valentine into a tradition. “Dëshmorët e Kombit” Boulevard, “Skënderbej” Square and the Artificial Lake Park are the places where you can see the decorations for Valentine.

 Attractions of the month

Two of the most interesting points of the city that we suggest for this month are: Tirana Castle and the New Bazaar, where you can see, taste food and buy products or souvenirs.

Within the walls of Tirana Castle you have a variety of choices, there you will find souvenir shops, shops with homemade products, bars and restaurants with Albanian and foreign cuisine. Tirana Castle is a nice place to spend time with family or friends.

 The New Bazaar remains one of the most visited places in Tirana, because there you can do your home shopping with fresh products of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. In addition, there you can enjoy a good coffee in the pleasant premises and you can have lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants.

Enjoy this month as much as possible and do not forget that on February 28 the #TiranaWinter2021 contest on Instagram closes, so post as many photos from Tirana with this hashtag.

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