Monuments & Cultural Sites

Monuments & Cultural Sites- Tirana has many monuments and cultural sites scattered around the city to the surprise of first-time visitors. Communist-era objects contrast against modern glass-façade buildings with trendy bars and chic shops.  Ottoman, Italian, Islamic, Stalinist and capitalist influences are all thrown together in no particular order, making their exploration great fun. Tirana received a facelift when old grey apartment blocks were painted in bright colours. The colourful façades have become a pleasant attraction in the city. Other cultural monuments include places of worship, the mosques and churches, each of which has a unique story behind it, waiting for you to discover

A unique mosque situated in the very heart of Tirana. The mosque, the Clock Tower, National Museum and National Theatre of Opera and Ballet from the surrounds to the famous Skanderbeg Square. Et’hem Bey Mosque was founded at the end of 18th century by Mulla Bey, with the shrine finished by his ...

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The Clock Tower is a cultural monument that has shown the time in Tirana since 1822. It stands beside Et’hem Bey mosque, built by the same person. You can climb its 90 stairs and on reaching the tophave a magnificent view of the main square in Tirana and beyond. The Clock Tower comprises a major ...

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The Tanners' Bridge is an 18th century Ottoman stone footbridge located in Tirana. It is 8 m long, 2.5 m wide and 3.5 m high. Built near the Tanners' Mosque, the bridge was once part of St. George Road that linked Tirana with the eastern highlands. The road was the route by which livestock from the hinterland ...

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The Tirana Mosaic is a famous Albanian landmark thought to have been part of a Roman villa of the third century. It is the oldest known object of Tirana, and decorated the basement of the villa. In the fifth and sixth centuries, a church was built on this site. The ruins of this Palaeo-Christian Basilica ...

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Kapllan Pasha’s Tomb is located in the centre of Tirana. It formed part of a monumental cemetery complex of the first Tirana mosque, which was destroyed during the Second World War. The complex at that time included six other similar monumental graves, of varying dimensions. The only tomb remaining ...

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