Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Tirana, Albania


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 5.3 km
Ascend 64 m
Descend 50 m

Explore Tirana in Albania with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in TiranaIndividual Sights in Tirana

Sight 1: Bunker

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The Postbllok Memorial is a work of installation art by writer Fatos Lubonja and artist Ardian Isufi.

Wikipedia: Postbllok Memorial (EN)

335 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Pyramid of Tirana

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The Pyramid of Tirana is a structure and former museum located in Tirana, the capital of Albania. It opened as a museum in 1988 and became a conference center in 1991 following the collapse of Communism. During the 1999 Kosovo War, the building was used as a NATO base. In 2018, a new project was unveiled that would turn the pyramid into a youth IT center for Creative Technologies with a focus on computer programming, robotics, and start ups under the name of TUMO Center Tirana. The renovated structure, transformed by MVRDV, was opened to the public in May 2023.

Wikipedia: Pyramid of Tirana (EN), Website

438 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Rinia Park

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Rinia Park is the central public park of Tirana, Albania. Built in 1950 during the communist era, it covers an area of 2.98 hectares.

Wikipedia: Rinia Park (EN)

264 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: House of Leaves - The Museum of Secret Surveillance

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House of Leaves - The Museum of Secret Surveillance

The Museum of Secret Surveillance, also known as House of Leaves is a historical museum in Tirana, Albania. It opened on 23 May 2017 in the building that served as the Sigurimi's headquarters during the communist era.

Wikipedia: Museum of Secret Surveillance (EN)

203 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: National Theatre for Children

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The National Puppet Theater in Tirana was created in 1950 by a professional troupe and gave 500 shows every year, across the country. At the National Children's Theater performances, wire dolls, puppets, masks, shadows and pantomima, as well as actors show.

Wikipedia: Teatri_Kombëtar_i_Fëmijëve (SQ), Website

516 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Clock Tower

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The Clock Tower of Tirana, was built in 1822 in Tirana, Albania by Et'hem bey Mollaj, a Bejtexhinj poet who also finished the Et'hem Bey Mosque next to the clock tower. Watchmaster Ismail Tufina was the first to assemble the Tirana clock mechanism in 1822. It is a monument of culture of first category, approved on 24 May 1948.

Wikipedia: Tirana Clock Tower (EN)

16 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Et'hem Bey Mosque

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The Et'hem Bey Mosque is a mosque in Tirana, Albania. Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991. Without permission from the authorities, 10,000 people attended and the police did not interfere. Frescoes outside and inside the portico depict trees, waterfalls and bridges.

Wikipedia: Et'hem Bey Mosque (EN)

38 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Skanderbeg Monument

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The Skanderbeg Monument is a monument in the Skanderbeg Square in Tirana, Albania. It commemorates Skanderbeg (1405–1468), the national hero in Albania for resisting the Ottomans.

Wikipedia: Skanderbeg Monument (EN)

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania

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National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania

The National Theatre of Albania was the main theatre in Tirana, Albania. In March 2020, the National Theatre of Albania was selected by Europa Nostra among the 7 most endangered monuments in Europe, as an exceptional example of modern Italian architecture from the 1930s and one of the most prominent cultural centers in Albania, facing impending threat of demolition. On 17 May 2020, the National Theatre building was demolished.

Wikipedia: National Theatre (Albania) (EN), Website

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: The Unknown Soldier

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The Unknown Soldier Statue is a war memorial in Tirana for the soldiers that fell in the struggle against the Italian invaders during Second World War. The statue is located near the Albanian parliament and the Tomb of Kapllan Pasha. It was placed by the Albanian communists: For its construction, the 350-year old Sulejman Pasha Mosque built by the founder of the capital Sulejman Bargjini was destroyed. The sculpture features a soldier with a raised fist and rifle, struggling forward.

Wikipedia: Unknown Soldier (statue) (EN)

262 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Sarajet

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The apartment of the former Toptanas is a monument of cultural heritage in the district of Tirana, in the district of Tirana, Albania. This monument is approved with the number "6 on 15.01.1963".

Wikipedia: Banesa e Ish Toptanasve (SQ)

278 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Rebublic of Albania Assembly

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Rebublic of Albania Assembly

The Parliament of Albania or Kuvendi is the unicameral representative body of the citizens of the Republic of Albania; it is Albania's legislature. The Parliament is composed of no less than 140 members elected to a four-year term on the basis of direct, universal, periodic and equal suffrage by secret ballot. The Parliament is presided over by the Speaker, who is assisted by at least one deputy speaker. The electoral system is based on party-list proportional representation. There are 12 multi-seat constituencies, corresponding to the country's counties.

Wikipedia: Parliament of Albania (EN), Website

156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Kalaja e Tiranës

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Fortress of Justinian or simply known as Tirana Castle is a castle in Tirana, Albania. Its history dates back before 1300 and is a remnant from the Byzantine-era. The fortress is the place where the main east–west and north–south roads crossed, and formed the heart of Tirana. The current fortification has three known towers and it is undergoing a process of restoration, for touristic purposes. Inside the fortified walls of the former fortress, there are many buildings that can be visited, including restaurants, hotels, and cultural institutions.

Wikipedia: Fortress of Justinian (EN)

263 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Great Mosque of Tirana

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Great Mosque of Tirana P4Jags / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Great Mosque of Tirana or Namazgah Mosque is a mosque which is currently being built in Tirana, Albania. When completed, it will be the largest mosque in the Balkans.

Wikipedia: Namazgah Mosque (EN)

567 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 15: Avni Rustemi

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Avni Rustemi

The bust of Avni Rustem in Tirana is located in the square of the same name near the new Bazaar (Tirana).

Wikipedia: Busti i Avni Rustemit në Tiranë (SQ)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Xhamia e Kokonozit

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Xhamia e Kokonozit Kevin Jasini / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Mosque of Mahmud Agha Kokonozi or New Bazaar Mosque is a mosque in Tirana, Albania. It is an Ottoman-era mosque built in 1750 and one of the few mosques that survived the communist dictatorship under the Hoxhaist regime.

Wikipedia: Kokonozi Mosque (EN)

607 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 17: Xhamia e Tabakëve

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The Tanners' Mosque is a historic mosque located near the Tanners' Bridge in Tirana, capital of Albania. Built in the neighborhood of the handicraft-trade Tanners' guild around the seventeenth century in the Ottoman Empire, it was damaged by a lightning shot but continues to function thanks to improvements made by the family Resmja which even today continues to care for.

Wikipedia: Tanners' Mosque (EN)

668 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 18: Muzeu i Shkencave të Natyrës Sabiha Kasimati

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Natural Sciences Museum "Sabiha Kasimati" is a natural science museum in Tirana, Albania.

Wikipedia: Natural Sciences Museum Sabiha Kasimati (EN), Website


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