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Skanderbeg Statue, Tirana

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Monument Tourist Spot
Erected on the 500th birthday of an Albanian hero, Skanderbeg Statue sits in front of the National History Museum. The monument stands at 11 m (36 ft) in the center of a grassy oval that frames its grandiose size. The central location makes the attraction easy to spot. It is also a recognizable marker that alerts you to the location of the history museum and other nearby sites. Cars can drive around the square where the monument is located, so use caution when crossing the street. Add Skanderbeg Statue to your Tirana travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tirana tourist route planner.
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  • The statue placed on the South dominates the Skanderbeg square. It was created in 1968 by the sculptor Odhise Paskali bronze and raggigura the hero on horseback with sword drawn. High is the symbolic value of the monument, represents the spirit of independence of Albania. next to the statue waves the flag of Albania.
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  • A must visit place to start your tour of the city, I recommend without reservation. The neighborhood is typical.
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  • In a large traffic circle, the Statue of Skanderbeg, George Castriot (Albanian: Gjergj Kastrioti, 6 May 1405 – 17 January 1468) the national hero of Albania, is majestic and picture-worthy.  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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