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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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  • To appreciate it is necessary to know a bit about the history of Albania until the fall of communism and review this square from how it was as it is now and what it meant for the people. Also you have to know the history of Skandelberg and visit his Museum in Kruja, just 30 minutes from Tirana airport and about 1 hour from Tirana
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  • An incredible piece of history, really worth a look. Loved the details on the statue and the horse!!  more »
  • Unfortunately the square is under heavy maintenance and most of it is unaccessible, but the place looks splendid and they seem to cover it with a nice pavement Have to come back it seems!...  more »