Historic Corners of Tirana – Guided Walking Tour
Embark on a relaxing walking tour and discover the city of Tirana, the capital of Albania. Bond with a vibrant atmosphere as you hear intriguing stories about the rich heritage, long history and captivating culture of Albania’s largest city. Start the journey from historic Skanderbeg Square and learn how monumental the Skanderbeg Statue is for the citizens of Albania. Become familiar with the national hero of Albania and the turbulent medieval times of the country. Discover the religious heritage of Tirana as you witness a unique mosque situated in the city’s central area. Find out what implications and events during the communist era relate to this monument and learn how citizens of Tirana used to live in the past. Witness a monument to one of Tirana’s rulers and learn how the Ottomans influenced the city in the past. Stroll the vibrant, urban area of the city and witness one of the most captivating monuments, an Old Villa which belongs to the Albanian famous painter, Sali Shijaku.
- Professional local tour guide
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Skanderbeg Monument in Skanderbeg Square commemorates Albania's National Hero, Skanderbeg. This imposing monument contains captivating stories about Albania's resistance to the Ottomans.
Et'hem Bey Mosque
Et'hem Bey Mosque is a unique religious building, situated in the historical center of Tirana. Due to turbulent history, it represents rebirth of religious freedom in Albania and fall of communism.
Monument i Kapllan Pashes
It was constructed with carved stones and has an octagonal form in the early 19th century. The caps and bases of the columns are built of stone, and they are topped with capitals that have plant decorations on them. The previous monarch of Tirana was imprisoned here in the nineteenth century but was eventually returned to Istanbul, Turkey. It was next to the Suleyman Pasha Tomb, not to be mistaken with the Sylejman Pasha Mosque, which was demolished during World War II. The Municipality of Tirana just completed the restoration.
The bust of Avni Rustemi in Tirana is located in the square of the same name near the new Bazaar (Tirana).
Shtëpia e Piktorit Sali Shijaku /Shtepia
Architectural beauty, this cultural monument is over 300 years old and it is closely tied to Albanian monumental painter Sali Shijaku. Situated in a charming location that refules both, body and soul.
In front of Skanderbeg Statue
(Sheshi Skënderbej, Tirana 1000, Albania) See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.