Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Tirana, Albania


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 3.9 km
Ascend 41 m
Descend 30 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: Tirana Mosaic

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The Tirana Mosaic is a landmark in Tirana, Albania.

Wikipedia: Tirana Mosaic (EN), Website

1524 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 2: 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

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

38 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

16 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

383 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

347 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: 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 8: 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)

752 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 9: Teqja e Sheh Dyrrit

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The Sheh Dyrri Tekke or Sheikh Duri Tekke is a teqe in Tirana, Albania. It is a Cultural Monument of Albania.

Wikipedia: Sheh Dyrri Tekke (EN)

433 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: House of painter Sali Shijaku

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The house of painter Sali Shijaku is located in Tirana on the street "Siri Kodra". It is an old house with typical Tirana architecture. Its construction is 1400. The house serves as a traditional restaurant and art gallery where 100 works in painting are exhibited. It is considered the oldest house in Ballkan.Me the first time in 350 AD the house of painter Sali Shijakut was a Turkish hospital. The trees in that house were called traur and painted with petrol or oil. This house is called a cultural monument. On the first floor was the waiting room that took place various activities near the chimney and the place was filled with rare and special paintings. On the second floor there were only rooms to sleep in but also the place was filled with paintings and portraits. Many objects in that house were called morjental motives. There was an old ark with dark paintings where the bride's pajas were placed there.

Wikipedia: Shtëpia e Piktorit Sali Shijaku (SQ)


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