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Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

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Visit the statue of a national hero at Skanderbeg Square, in the center of the city. During the Albanian monarchy the square was surrounded by municipal buildings, hostels, and a bazaar. However, many of these were destroyed during communist rule and replaced with modern office buildings. In the center of the square is a statue of George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the national hero credited with unifying the Albanian people. The statue is surrounded by an oblong section of grass and rows of trees in semi-circles at either end of the park. Cars can drive around the square, and you'll have to cross a busy street to enter the National History Museum next to the square. See Skanderbeg Square and all Tirana has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tirana trip generator.
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  • huge square surrounded on each side of the Government buildings, the Opera House and the oldest mosque in Albania. While in Tirana, this is a must visit!
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  • The square is surrounded by important monuments that testify to different periods of history in Tirana. From the same beginning on the main arteries of the city. On the same immense and powerful rises the Skanderbeg statue erected in 1968 instead of a statue of Stalin. Skanderbeg monument represents Albania's struggle for independence and has great symbolic value especially for a descendant of the comrades-at-arms of erooe that after endless battles took refuge in Italy not to succumb to the Ottoman occupation.
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  • The Museum of history, the Central mosque and the Orthodox Church, around it, also deserve to be visited
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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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