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. Take a look at our Tirana driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Skanderbeg Square and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is a great, huge and beautiful square in the heart of Tirana. Nice place to hang around and get to know the most important touristic places in Albania.  more »
  • A relatively new area in Tirana. It is a place you have to see and experience. It is almost impossible to not pass when you go in the city.
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  • This main square is very impressive flanked by the mosque, government buildings and National Museum. It has been changed many times over time when a new government is elected.  more »
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