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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  • August 17, 2017
    It's just an open area with fountains which are just holes on the ground that throw water. Seems more a waterpark for kids to play. The Scanderbeg's Monument seems smaller n left aside.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    One of the squares I know that more appreciated. By dimension. The spotlessly clean with the interesting buildings that flank. The relationship created with the water that seeps through the ground. With the absence of stands, vendors or other junk or human material in the middle of the square. Very nice.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Verry nice place to walk, look, sit etc etc. There much to do. In front op shopping centres. Tirana is a verry nice town with many shops, buildings en of course friendly poeples. Place to go  more »

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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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