Albania’s capital, as well as its financial, cultural and administrative centre, Tirana is located on the Ishm River, surrounded by a picturesque ring of mountains. Its own special blend of Balkan sparkle and lively café culture are what first attract tourists to Tirana.
The city’s monuments dating from the time of the Turkish rule, form a singular combination with the “social realist” Cityscapes erected during the Communist era.
Its tourist attractions are concentrated in a relatively small area - which can easily be covered on foot - in the Skanderberg Square and its neighbourhood.
These include the National Museum with its typical “social realist” mosaic façade; the clock-tower dating from 1830; and next to it, the Ethem Bey Mosque, built between 1789 and 1823, which with its dome and minaret is the city’s most recognised building.
The Square is lined on all sides with government buildings. Crossing the Lana River, one can see the Congress Centre and the pyramid which was the Enver Hoxha Museum.
It is well worthwhile making an excursion from Tirana to Dajti Mountain -which rises above the city - and its national park.
Ethem Bey Mosque, Skanderberg Square, Tirana
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| ||Tirana Backpacker Hostel ||Welcome to the first hostel in Albania! Tirana Backpacker Hostel has a great location in the center of Tirana. From here you can walk to the historical center and even near the Blloku caffe area |
| ||Palma Hotel ||Palma Hotel is a nice and serene hotel situated near the better known part of city. The hotel has 12 rooms that are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, direct dial phone, smoking rooms and non smoking rooms.|
| ||Mirror Dream Panorama Hotel ||Mirror Dream Panorama Hotel is situated a few steps from Tirana Skanderbeg Square. Our flats offer air conditioned, fridge, tv set, proximity to public services, main institutions and nightlife areas of the city. By choosing to stay with us you will enjoy maximum flexibility, independence and complete privacy.|
| ||Hotel Nobel Tirana ||Nobel Hotel is an ideal place for all your leisure and Tirana exploration activities. It would be rather difficult to find another hotel in Tirana offering a better combination of location, quality and value. Nobel Hotel is located just steps away from the center of Tirana, Scanderbeg square.|
| ||Hotel Mondial Tirana ||The Hotel Mondial is one of the most modern hotels in Tirana. Built in 1998, the Mondial combines traditional architecture with neoclassical. The hotel is conveniently located 1000 meters from the city center and is in the vicinity of the National Bank of Greece and the I.C. Bank.|
| ||Freddys Hostel Tirana ||Spread over three properties, two of them brand new apartment blocks, Freddy's Hostel is your comfy and relaxed short-term home situated just 200m from Tirana's epicenter and the National History Museum. Most rooms contain en suite, air conditioning, and cable TV.|
| ||City Hotel Tirana ||City Hotel Tirana is a new modern, pleasant family-owned hotel with exquisite service located in the very excellent and confidential heart of Tirana. Only a few meters away there are the Main Governmental and Legislative Institutions|
| ||Chateau Linza ||Chateau Linza Resort (Hotel & Restaurant) is located just in the midst of a dynamic 'Spectacular by Nature'. It offers to you a stunning environment that embodies the classic 'Art of a Fine Hotel'.|
| ||Hotel Bristol ||Hotel Bristol, 500m from the center of Tirana. Located in one of the most beautiful areas of the capital, surrounded by shops, clubs, restaurants, fitness centers, beauty salon and any kind of activities you need to fulfill your desires.|
| ||Albaniantrip Tirana ||This used to be the appartement where our albanian family lived since the year 1975, when the building was constructed. We decided to make a Flat to Let in Tirana, as we receive a lot of demand and tourism and travellers seem to 'attack' Albania.|