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Rinia Park, Tirana

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Rinia Park is the central public park of Tirana, Albania. Built in 1950 during the communist era, it covers an area of.GeographyThe park, from the central square, is bordered by Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard to the east, Bulevardi Gjergi Fishta and Bajram Curri Boulevard to the south, Rruga Ibrahim Rugova (former "Deshmoret e 4 Shkurtit") to the west and Rruga Myslym Shyri to the north. Immediately to the north is the Teatri i Kukullave and the Orthodox Cathedral. The Taivani Center and water fountain are located on the western perimeter of the park.HistoryRinia Park was built in 1950 as part of a major urban development program which developed after World War II. It was initially a pleasant family park where inhabitants of Tirana could take their children. It was a relatively free space for youth of Tirana, while standing right in front of the communist "Block" across the Lana River, thus it started to be called ironically "Taiwan". Later a complex of cafés and restaurants was erected.In 1991, after the end of communism, illegal buildings sprang up all around the park; most of these buildings were kiosks, bars and restaurants, and the park became notorious as a hang-out for the kingpins of Tirana's underworld. During the city's cleanup in 2000, these buildings were razed and the park was replanted. All in all, some 130 buildings were demolished and over of waste removed.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Garden having nothing special was presented with a huge building that still spoil more space
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  • August 14, 2017
    This little park is beautiful! Beautiful bar with plenty of tables outside and around a huge fountain! At night has a special lights and fascinating game!
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  • August 8, 2017
    Rinia Park has since the 1950s, a green oasis in the middle of the capital. Despite being born as Youth Park is frequented by people of all età.si can buy used books or cobs of corn, especially you can relax in the Woods.
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  • July 3, 2017
    A nice park with some arts and a Restaurant. At the end is a charging station with solar panel for USB devices. A nice idea but it don't work:-(
  • February 11, 2017
    It's brilliantly green. There are several entertainments for families or couples. Except of the green area there are many stores around and even an bowling place. There are definitely nice people there and very helpful ones.
  • June 6, 2017
    Lovely small park in city centre, people strolling with dogs in the evening eating gelato
  • July 1, 2017
    The fountain is a multiple fun option ;)!
  • June 6, 2017
    Gorgeous place with classical music in the background.

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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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