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Tirana

Tirana - description of the city:

Tirana is Arabian capital, its cultural and economic point. Tirana was founded by the Turks in 1613 year and was called Teheranno, but the city became a capital only in 1920 year. The city is a national, production, commercial, and cultural main point of the country. 

Albanian capital is situated in the valley between the mountains, at the bottom of Daichi mountain. To get there is possible by a cable car. There is also the eponymous National Park. Daichi is one of the favorite places of the townspeople, who used to spent weekend the whole family. The Soviet Union has contributed to the formation of the image of Tirana. There were built many buildings in those days, when the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was «friends» with the Albanian Communist Party. In the Albanian capital is still stands a statue of Lenin. 

Tiranа is not only interesting place, but also a convenient city. In the city everything is very compact, so it is perfect for hiking and scrutiny. In the city is the National Museum of History, which, incidentally, is the largest museum in Albaniа. City`s guests can get to know the culture and history of the country and the city there. Another point of interest of Tiranа is an International Hotel. it is the tallest building in the country. In addition, its facade is decorated with incredible beauty of a huge mural mosaic. 

In Tirana is the annual Opera Festival of Mary Cray. In the city are not many nightclubs. In general, Albaniаns prefer evening walks along the central boulevards and streets, where they meet with their friends and acquaintances, communicate, and share the news. 

Country Albania
International title Tirana
Population 374,801 people
Timezone Europe/Tirane
State Qarku i Tiranes
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 41.3275 x Longitude: 19.81889

Photo Galery Tirana

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The main attractions of Tirana
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Places of interest in Tirana
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Tirana - places of Interest
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Tirana video guide

Places to visit in Tirana

  • National Historical Museum (Albania)
  • Et'hem Bey Mosque
  • Skanderbeg Square
  • Clock Tower of Tirana
  • Teatri Kombetar
  • Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral of Tirana
  • Enver Hoxha Museum
  • Kalaja e Petreles
  • St Paul's Cathedral (Tirana)
  • Zemra e Krishtit Catholic Church of Tirana

Famous Places

Maria am Gestade
Country: Austria

The church of St Mary’s on the Riverbank was once flooded by the waters of an old Danube canal, but today it rises on a steep escarpment, its lofty, 56-m (180-ft) high Gothic steeple dominating the town. The stone helmet at the top of the steeple ...

Technische Universitat
Country: Austria

Vienna’s Technical University has a Neo-Classical fa?ade, beautiful colonnades and attic statues by Joseph Klieber. It was built in 1816 by Joseph Schemerl von Leytenbach, to the designs of the Imperial Office of Public Works. Klieber also create ...

Schwarzenbergplatz
Country: Austria

The elongated Schwarzenberg Square, one of the city’s grandest spaces, is best seen from the Ringstrasse, from where several important structures come into view together. In the foreground is the equestrian statue of Prince Karl Schwarzenberg, wh ...

Burg Forchtenstein
Country: Austria

Perched unassailably on the rocky slopes of Rosaliengebirge stands Forchtenstein Castle, built in the 14th century by the Mattersdorfer family. Bought and extended by the Esterh?zys, it now houses a private collection of arms, one of the most magni ...

Castle Riegersburg
Country: Austria

On a steep basaltic rock high above the Grazbach stream stands Schloss Riegersburg, a mighty medieval fortress, once Styria’s most easterly outpost against raiders from Hungary, and then Turkey, and, more recently, a German stronghold during Worl ...

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