Things to do in Tirana

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Things to Do in Tirana


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  • Joyce
    Fort Lauderdale, FL4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For history majors/buffs, I would give it 5 stars for its uniqueness and thoroughness. Most of the displays had in-depth explanations in imperfect but understandable English (and Albanian only.) I had misread the description beforehand and expected an art exhibition in the spaces that were previously bunkers during the Cold War. Instead, there were only one room and one short video that can be classified as an art installation. Instead, in the first part, in what are essentially long tunnels/hallways and the many rooms off them, are displays (mostly photographic), covering the period between 1939 and 1946. There is good coverage the various Resistance groups, with many names and group photos, All of the signs in these hallways point to the Assembly Room which, contrary to my expectations, was not a huge arena-like space, but a largish room with 120 chairs facing front. It was intended to be a meeting place for the seat of government, but was never used. In fact, I am not sure any of the rooms we saw were ever occupied or used on a daily basis. (There was no kitchen, which would have been necessary for daily life in the bunker.)
    After the Assembly Room, the displays concerned life in Albania under Communism, including the education system and home life.
    To us, the most interesting parts were the story, untold until the 1990s, of the emergency landing of a US plane in Albania in WWII and rescue of the 30 medical personnel onboard; and the description of the homes under Communism. (E.g., only one style of furniture was available or allowed.) But besides those vivid stories, the history of the country during the period depicted was well presented, though it sometimes seemed repetitive. We are glad we went. We opted not to get the audio guide because it is a download (not a device) and we prefer to keep our phones on airplane mode to avoid an even larger cell bill.
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • Rangi27
    Stevenage, UK145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun and great value with the mini golf ticket. That would cost 7 euros at the top but is only an extra 2 withe cable ticket. This is well worth the experience, in fact in a week in Albania it was probably he best thing we did. A bit of shame the restaurant on top was closed for food, but the interesting views from the top, and also from the car itself more than made up for that disappointment. We drove to the base station in our hire car, if you're not very brave do not drive in Tirana, it's a nightmare
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • MrThomas1981
    Ipswich, UK907 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The main square of Tirana, with loads of activities when the weather is good - performance, an "I love T" sign for those all-important insta snaps, fairground rides and plenty of communist architecture. Tourist office is just outside behind the former national museum too. Not too much in the way of cafes but you can get refreshments in the opera house. Large open space and doesn't feel crowded either. Its basically your starting point to any holiday to Tirana!
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • Ann C
    Nashville, TN3,281 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Park is an excellent, well done city park with numerous nooks and crannies to explore. You will find a lake/shaded trails/ many seating areas/snacks/cafes.

    I highly recommend a stroll/run/picnic in this park.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • ossie54_8
    Oxford, UK18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting journey through Albania's history, full of great information, and much bigger than I was expecting. Unfortunately we got caught up with a few tour parties, which made it quite a hectic, busy experience - hard to navigate and read everything you wanted and I skipped some rooms altogether as it was impossible to get into them. In quieter periods, I think this would be a better experience but still we enjoyed it.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Steve_Grant1
    Oldham, UK1,725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small but nice mosque located in a corner of the main square. The art work inside is beautiful. P[ease remember to show respect by taking your shoes off before entry rather than waiting to be told to do so. Also, come back at night to look at it again from the outside when it is lit up.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • Stay38585549541
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great selection of Albanian cuisine, perfect for a lovely, traditional meal at an affordable price. Very professional service.
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Steve_Grant1
    Oldham, UK1,725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice modern church built after the communist era. It is well worth a visit to see the inside and the bell tower. Make sure you walk past again at night to see it lit up.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • Steve_Grant1
    Oldham, UK1,725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a historic statue set in the main square. So it is a must do when walking round the main square and taking in the sites.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • bennydinesout
    Greater London, UK556 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you want to learn about Albanian history head for the Muzeu Historik Kombetar in Skanderbej Square. It is a bit dark and gloomy inside and is not air-conditioned, which is an issue on a very hot day, like when we visited. It does do a good job of representing the historical background of the country.
    Written 25 August 2023
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  • Kelvin M
    Milan, Italy15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Certainly worth a visit. Tries to capture the invasiveness of the state and scale and darkness of how it operated. Lots of information and devices on display.
    We went mid morning, no queues and it's free to enter
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • MrThomas1981
    Ipswich, UK907 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Offering a calm, alternative view of the main Skanderberg square, it's probably the cheapest activity in Tirana! Given that most of the construction in Tirana is modern, it is nice to be able to see something old. You might as well visit whilst you are there. Not too many steps and safe enough to get up. Only really unsuitable for the infirm, everyone else should make it no problem. The only view really worth seeing at the moment is the square side as the other side is just a view of a building site next door.
    Written 29 April 2024
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