The six main things to do and visit in Tirana

Spend one night in “Blloku”.

During the communist regime of Enver Hoxha, the area of Bllok was only reserved for communist nomenclature of that time. After Hoxha’s death this neighborhood was opened and everybody was allowed to enter in the areas of Bllok.

Today it is not only a place where everybody meets to have a drink or eat something but it is also the most expensive neighborhood in Tirana. You can find there bars, restaurants, pubs and stores. This place is without doubt the best one if you want to experience the night life in Tirana.

 

Visit the Dajti Mountain by going there with the longest cable car of the Balkan.

Dajti Mountain the perfect place to go, if you want to leave behind for one day or one afternoon the noisy Tirana. Just 30 minutes away from Tirana (and only for 30 lek = 0.21 cents), are located the cable cars of Dajti Express. During the way up to the mountain you can see really spectacular views if the city and surrounding areas. After arriving you decide whether you want to have a coffee, horse ride, have a walk or climb to the top.

 

Visit the National Historical Museum.  

Located in the center of Tirana, this museum is the biggest museum of the country. Those people who are eager to know the history of Albania and their people mustn’t miss the opportunity to visit this museum. Take also the time to see the marvelous mosaic on the museum, which shows how the Albanians made their way to the independence.

 

Take a coffee outdoor or on a terrace.

The coffee is very important for Albanians and for their lifestyle. It’s in bars, instead of offices, where lots of deals are closed.

 

Visit the catholic and orthodox cathedral and the Et’hem Bey Mosque.

These are the three main religious monuments in Tirana. The orthodox cathedral, the Catholic Church and the Mosque represents the three main religions in Albania. They are not difficult to visit since are located next to the Scanderbeg Square. Except the time of prayers, these monuments are open to the visit of tourists.

 

Take a “tour” on a second hand market (like Gabi).

Colorful, crowded and diverse, the “Gabi” are enthusiastic places. Ideal for lovers of second-hand goods of any kind. You will also find fruit and vegetable sellers, sunglasses sellers, tobacco, honey … To sum up, we can find there almost everything!


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