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  • Visiting TIRANA : Information

    Posted by franksupa on September 4, 2008

    Visiting TIRANA : Information

    Tirana

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    In 2004 the mayor of Tirana was awarded as the best mayor in the world for how he managed to change the image of the city. Tirana, the capital of Albania since 1920, is a fairly compact city and pleasant to turn feet that is dignified exit from the period of isolation imposed by the communist regime in power until a few years ago. Let us now, Tirana for so many ways is a rather ugly city where the historic centre of a time was cementificato by the communist regime harder and closed in Europe but is also a city quiet calm, orderly and well away from those images that that Sometimes you have in mind. However according to many visitors, Albania and Tirana you are doing a great leap forward. The capital is month after month, year after year rifacendo the trick. Of course it will take some time, but they are on the right track. Meanwhile, for those who love the nightlife Tirana offers discos, clubs, live music as rarely seen elsewhere.Tirana is a relatively new city when it was founded in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini, a feudal lord in the region at that time. The city began to develop early eighteenth century. Most visitors begin their journey from the square Skënderberg, a beautiful open space in the city centre where the mosque in Ethem Bey built between 1789 and 1823 with a Clock Tower of 35 metres built in 1830 . East svetta Mount Dajti, 1613 m high, the market center deserves to be visited.
    The National Historical Museum is the museum’s largest and most interesting of Albania, which is located near the Tirana International Hotel, with its 15 floors, is the highest building in the country. A huge mosaic titled Albania covers the facade of the building. To the east, the Palace of Culture has a theater, a restaurant, several cafes and art galleries. Its monumental architecture is clear Soviet influence. The entrance to the National Library is located on the southern side of the building. Faced rise the dome and the minaret of the Mosque of Ethem Mey, built in 1793, one of the most characteristic buildings in the city. The clock tower Tirana, built in 1830, is located beside the mosque.
    At one time sull’alto marble plinth located between the National Historical Museum and the Central Bank in Piazza Skënderberg stood a statue of Enver Hoxha, with the end of the communist regime’s statue was removed and today the center of the square is occupied by a small moon Park. Along the river Lana, in a southerly direction, you can see the white walls oblique of what once was the Museum Enver Hoxha: today this building is occasionally used as an exhibition center and talk about convert it into a nightclub. From the top of the pyramid was removed the red star. Further south, along Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, are ultra-modern Palace of Congress and the Archaeological Museum, which contains a fantastic collection of objects ranging from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
    In Tirana, the accommodations are cheaper apartments rented by individuals or rooms at the local families. The cheap hotels once managed by the state were closed or restored and today engaged prices much higher. Even hotels apply new tariffs that are not affordable for those wishing to travel cheaply available. In Piazza Skënderberg and Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit there are many restaurants economy; throughout the city can find small bars.

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