Nature

Besides being a busy dynamic city, Tirana is blessed with beautiful nature on its doorstep. It has the Adriatic Sea to the west, with Durres city only 36 km away, and Dajti Mountain to the east which can be explored by hikers but also by Dajti Express cable car, with beautiful panoramic views over the Tirana hills. Nearby parks can also be reached on foot, including Grand Park by Tirana Lake, Zoo Park and the botanical gardens, the green crowns of the city.

Mount Dajti National Park (1,611m above sea level) is easily accessible from the city, just 25 km to its east. A weekend trip there is a very popular activity for people from Tirana. The cable car station is just 20 minutes by car or bus from centre of Tirana, and from where you take the cable car to ...

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Grand Park in Tirana is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old. It is the biggest green area reachable by foot, and a perfect place to get away from the busy city. Tirana citizens come here often in the early evening and typically on Sundays, to walk or jog, take a coffee or walk and chat ...

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Rinia Park (Youth Park) is a public park in the centre of Tirana. Built in 1950, it covers an area of 29 hectares. Initially it was a pleasant family park where Tirana residents took their children and relax in the evenings or at weekends. Later it took the name Taiwan after the complex to the side of ...

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Tirana Zoo was established in 1966. It is the only zoo in the country, and is administered by Tirana Municipality. It is located in Tirana's Green Park, next to the botanical gardens. Together with Grand Park and the Lake these comprise the green crown of the city. On average, three hundred people visit ...

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Work on the botanical gardens began in 1964. The site now comprises some 15 hectares of lush green space alongside Tirana Lake. The gardens were completed in 1971 and are home to a collection of geographic, systematic and cultural value. The garden is part of the University of Tirana, and serves schools ...

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