While you are ataying in Tirana you will enjoy the colors of the city and it's vitality. Walk in the locals footsteps on an evening stroll down the Boulevard of the Martyrs!
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Tirana Clock Tower
Built in 1822, the Tirana Clock Tower was the tallest building in the city till 1970. It is 35m high and you can go to the top by the inside spiral stairs. In 1928 the tower got its first clock, a German one that was destroyed during the Second World War. A church clock from Shkodra, which had Roman numerals on the dial, was installed in 1946. The clock that is seen today was installed in 1970. The clock tower roof is reminiscent of the San Marco architecture. The tower clock is a prominent landmark (in case you are going around Tirana on your own), and features the emblem of the Tirana Town Hall. The tower was opened to visitors only in 1996.
Ethem Bey's Mosque
In the centre of Tirana town is the Ethem Bey's Mosque, the construction of which started in 1798 and was completed only in 1821. The mosque's architecture reflects the Albanian style and has painted carvings on the inside of the dome. The Tirana MosaicTop
The famous Tirana Mosaic, also known as 'The mosaic of the Church of Saint George's Spring', is thought to be part of the floor of a 3rd century Roman villa. Later this very site was used when the paleo-Christian church of Saint George's was built. It is located on Niam Frasheri Street.
The Walls of Justinian's Castle
Walking through Tirana is like walking back in time. Close to Millennium Cinema, you can see the six metre high ruins of the walls of the Justinian Castle. The castle was built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, who ruled during the 6th century. Housed in modern Murat Toptani Street, the Tirana Castle is believed to have been a regular stop for travellers going via Egnatia, from Durres to Elbasan, and ahead.
National Historical Museum
Albania's history from the mid-Palaeolithic to the present time can be seen in the National History Museum, the largest in Albania. While in Tirana, do not miss the opportunity to visit this museum, which was inaugurated in 1981. The museum has various sections, such as the Middle Ages, the National Revival, the Independence period, the World Wars, as well as areas devoted to antiquity, dictatorship, ethnography and iconography.