After a visit to the capital of Albania, Tirana, and after almost a month in this picturesque little town, it is time for a change. With a rapidly growing population (Albania's total population is just over three million), Tiranas has always behaved with a bluster that the nation finds beguiling, but not always in a good way.
It is no coincidence that this city was chosen as the capital of the Albanian nation it represents, and it is a well-developed urban center that was named the capital in 1920. I don't know what modern Tirana looks like today, but one thing should be known before you get to the city: it is a bustling city full of amazing sights and activities, including a huge number of museums, restaurants, shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants. This makes it a great place to explore on foot And I swear that in Tiranas you never run out of time to do something and see places.
I never felt threatened or threatened when I travelled in Albania, and I know that I will be making my way to Albania (especially Tirana) to see the things I missed and to revisit this spectacular city. From there, we have everything you need to know to prepare for your trip to Tiranas Albania. Bunkers and pyramids, let's explore some of the things you can do and see in this colorful city! From the activities you will not only have a great time in Albania, but also a fantastic view of the most beautiful city in the world and its people.
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One of my favourite things to do in Albania is to count the bunkers I have seen, and Albania has a lot of them. One of the largest and most complicated is that on the streets of the city of Tirana. Known as the "Pyramid of Tirana," it was built in honour of dictator Enver Hoxha. Read more about Albania's mysterious bunker, which has been covered up since it was built and has had many bunkers.
The Bey Mosque is a symbol of religious freedom in Albania, but for almost half a century Albanians were not allowed to practice any religion. The Bej Mosque was built in the 18th century and is one of the oldest mosques in Tirana and with a capacity of 1,500,000 people the largest mosque in Europe. The Albanian city of Gjirokastra, the second largest city in Albania, was built in the 19th century and houses a large number of churches, mosques and other religious institutions.
There are many authentic Ottoman remains scattered throughout the city, and there is a museum in the Enver Hoxha Museum. Equally bizarre and brutal was the pyramid of Tirana, which briefly served as the EnverHoxHA Museum after his death, but was fortunately restored in the 1990s. The museum houses a collection of artifacts from the life and times of the late Communist leader Envers Hixha.
You will also learn about the history of Bunk, the Albanian nobleman and military commander who led the revolt against the Ottoman Empire and who became the founding father of Albania. The communist past of the Balkan country and to get a sense of how it has shaped the Albanians, visit one of the Bunk Art Museums. Tirana is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world and also for locals. Today it hosts more than 1.5 million tourists a year and is the second largest city in Albania, behind only Gjirokastra.
The Albanian Riviera is fantastic, but don't miss the beautiful beaches of Albania. The hospitality you offer to tourists will call you one of the best you have ever found in Tirana. Albania is being touted as a beautiful country with a rich history and a great culture that is just waiting to be sought.
It may not be famous for its cuisine, but there is no reason not to put food at the heart of your visit to Tirana, the capital of Albania, or any other part of the country.
You may have heard of the Albanian mafia that still exists today, but they do not bother to cheat tourists because they are offered zero value. However, if you want to find someone to travel with in Albania, this is one of your best places to meet people. There are several regular international buses that connect Tirana with other Balkan cities, such as Belgrade, Skopje, Gjirokastra, Krasnodar and Durrana, which you can take. In addition, there is a wide selection of hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, cafes, hotels and restaurants and there are a number of restaurants with good food and a good selection of wine and beer.