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National Gallery of Art, Tirana

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Develop your taste for Socialist Realism at National Gallery of Art. The gallery's two floors showcase international works of art, but the highlight is the local communist-era propaganda. Although used to promote political ideology, each piece has artistic value, making the exhibit both an exploration in art and history. The Social Realism movement dominated art behind the Iron Curtain for many years, representating of the values of that period. The museum is small, so take your time investigating each piece of artwork. Purchase your tickets from the reception when you arrive. Make National Gallery of Art a part of your Tirana vacation plans using our Tirana travel itinerary maker.
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  • A short walk from the city's main Skanderbeg square. That it was not he, had exhibited Albania contemporary art and art of the Socialist era.
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  • We knew this museum would include a lot of Social Realism but I also expected art from before communism and after 1990. As it was it was really almost only propaganda art. Some stunning pictures.  more »
  • We enjoyed walking through the galleries and seeing works by Albanian artists. I was most taken by the works from teh communist period that looked like propaganda posters. Very enlightening. (Air cond...  more »
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  • Love it! Just wish the opening hours weren't so random and constantly changing! Worth going round the back to see the giant communist era statues literally stored outside!
  • The National Gallery preserves and conserves over 5000 artworks. Besides the permanent collection which is focused on Socialist Realism art, famous Albanian artists, international ones and important collections have been part of the different exhibitions in the NGA
  • Had some interestingly stereotypical communist art which shows Albania's history but would have liked have seen some modern curation too
  • Great place to visit
  • National Arts Gallery brings together artists for artistic events

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Where to stay in Tirana

All areas of Tirana boast accommodation at various price points. Hostels and hotels housed in Communist buildings dot the city center and immediate surroundings. As with the rest of Albania, prices here are generally low, and you can find even better deals as you move away from the city center. The tourism industry is fairly new in Tirana and the country as a whole, but you’ll be welcomed warmly by hospitable staff eager to show off their freshly post-Communist nation.
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