Tirana Albania may not have been anywhere on your bucket list. And, you may not have heard anything that interesting about this hidden European destination. But, this itinerary has been so designed to help you discover the best of Tirana, Albania. You will get to know some amazing things to do in Tirana. And, most importantly, if you are looking for an economical trip then this Albania Itinerary is the perfect one.
Day 1: Visit Skanderbeg Square
Day 2: The Et’hem Bey Mosque
Day 3: Mount Dajti/Dajti Express Cable Car
Day 4: BURKART - The New to Discover in Tirana
Day 5: Enver Hoxha Pyramid
Day 6: The Tanners’ Bridge
Day 7: Check out the Block (or Blloku)
Day 8: Durres
Skanderbeg is believed to be the hero who led the war against the Ottoman Empire for the independence of Albani
Located at a small distance from Skanderbeg Square, The Et’hem Bey Mosque is an important tourist location and a worship place for the Muslims of Albania.
One of the best things to do in Tirana, Albania is riding through the Dajti Express cable car that will be taking you to the top of Mount Dajti.
Along the Mountainside, at the base of Mount Dajti, there is a small military base.
Located along the bank of the Lanë River, near the Skanderbeg Square and the Presidential Palace, seeing the Enver Hoxha Pyramid is a must-see location in Tirana.
The Tanners’ Bridge is one of the oldest of all the surviving building from the Ottoman era in Tirana.
Skanderbeg Square, The Et’hem Bey Mosque, Mount Dajti/Dajti Express Cable Car, BUNK’ART, Enver Hoxha Pyramid, The Tanners’ Bridge, Blloku, Durres
Skanderbeg is believed to be the hero who led the war against the Ottoman Empire for the independence of Albania. The military group led by him was a great success and he was honored the hero of Albania.
Skanderbeg Square is built with a statue of Skanderbeg, the stalwart. In the central part of Tirana, Albania, this statue of him sitting atop his horse has been built. There used to be a statue of Joseph Stalin in this place, during the time of communist.
Here, at this spot, a variety of important roads cross with each other here. Also, plenty of Government museums and buildings are located in the vicinity of this important monument of Tirana. Exploring the Skanderbeg Square is one of the best things to do in Albania.
You can spend the whole day exploring this Tirana, Albania monuments and the areas in the vicinity. Hire a local guide, he will explain the related history of this place. At the end of the day, enjoy a big fat dinner in Albanian style.
On the second day of your exploration of Tirana, Albania, you will be visiting The Et’hem Bey Mosque. Located at a small distance from Skanderbeg Square, The Et’hem Bey Mosque is an important tourist location and a worship place for the Muslims of Albania.
This edifice was built during the 19th century! But, at the time of the communist era, the mosque was not in use, because there was a ban on all religions at that time.
If you are lucky enough, you will get to meet the Imam, who will tell you the absolute transformation (positive) that has taken place in Albania during the last few years. The incredible painting on the walls of the mosque and the mosque itself is a something that can't be missed.
One of the best things to do in Tirana, Albania is riding through the Dajti Express cable car that will be taking you to the top of Mount Dajti. You will be reaching at the top of the Mount Dajti towers with the help of a 1-kilometer cable car. This cable car will be taking you to the top of 800 meters high summit in just 15 minutes.
And, once you will reach at the top end of the summit, you will get to see incredible trails for hiking, most popular tourist hotels in Albania. And, you will love the amazing view from the top of the summit!
This is one of the fresh pieces of art in Tirana, Albania. Along the Mountainside, at the base of Mount Dajti, there is a small military base. Once this place was to be built to be the home of Government and military officials for the time whenever there is any nuclear war or invasion.
Today you will be seeing the BUNK’ART, a piece of art that encapsulates creativity and history showcasing the troubling story of the Communist past. The edifice has been built inside exceedingly protected walls.
Because of the trouble, it has created, people often avoid talking about communism. For that matter, this museum is the perfect introduction of the atrocities that used to be there in the past. Seeing this museum is one of the best things to do in Tirana, Albania.
Walking along the Enver Hoxha Pyramid is among one of the best things to do in Albania. Located along the bank of the Lanë River, near the Skanderbeg Square and the Presidential Palace, seeing the Enver Hoxha Pyramid is a must-see location in Tirana.
This building with a full-fledged design is now all vacant! Initially, the edifice was designed as a part of the project which was meant to design a museum for Enver Hoxha, the Communist Director.
It’s very tough to predict the fate of the building! It’s just is a place for kids and tourists to enjoy climbing. And, for those who are ardent lovers of street arts can have the opportunity to bask into the beauty of the murals that have been beautifully painted.
This primitive bridge was built during the 1700s! The Tanners’ Bridge is one of the oldest of all the surviving building from the Ottoman era in Tirana. Initially, the bridge was built around the Lanë River, but gradually when the city was getting laid out by modern planners during the 20th century, the Riveter got redirected. You will get to learn a lot of history being at this place.
This one is one of the best places to visit in Tirana! From the trendy bars to restaurants and the fanciest shops, there’s no dearth of zeal here at this part of Southwest Tirana. During the time of the Communists, this particular section of Tirana, Albania used to be the home of many high ranking officials. But, now at Blloku, the entire Tirana comes to enjoy partying here.
Durres is located at a distance of 30 minutes from Tirana, Albania. The oldest cities of Albania, Durres is deep and rich in traditions. You can easily explore the city on foot. In the entire Balkans, The Durres Amphitheatre is the largest with accommodation for 20,000 people. Most of the people who come to this place, surely head towards sandy beaches in the Southern part of the city. And, the locals of Tirana come here to cool in water and soak in the Sun. In Durres, you will get to see some of the largest beaches.
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