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Tirana Half Day Walking Tour
"Join this tour designed to offer you the best highlights of Tirana combining the ancient history with the communist era and today's modern life. Tirana the capital of Albania is considered a relatively new city although antique monuments and artifacts uncovered around it testify to earlier beginnings. It  is associated with the recent face lift of its buildings through splashes of colors in a modernistic style. During this tour you will visit inside the National Museum Orthodox Church and the old Mosque  of 18th-century located in the center
From EUR26.00
 
Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour
"Start the tour from Skanderbeg Square (photo stop at Skanderbeg’s Monument) National Museum (the huge mosaic on front represent the Albanian history development and the stages of this development are presented on respective pavilions). Then you continue to see other important buildings: Palace of Culture/Opera/National Library Mosque of Ethem Bey the Clock Tower Tirana Castle Parliament
From EUR12.00
 
Durres Full Day Tour
"The tour will start at the 9 am with the pick-up from your hotel. The first visit will be at the  National Archaeological Museum and the Roman amphitheater and a visit of city’s landmarks (the Venetian Tower and Walls the Town Hall Square the villa of King Zog and its landscape the bazaar and the fruit market and vegetables the Promenade of the rink etc ...)In the middle of the tour
From EUR52.00

More Local Customs in Tirana

Do you need a car?

I came across this old car when I was walking back to my hotel. An old Swedish Volvo Amason from -66 for sale in Tirana! These were very popular when I was young.The engines would last for ever, it's...
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Askla
Jun 25, 2014

Some books, anyone?

I saw quite a few men selling second hand books along the strech of Parku Rinia. Unfortunately all the books were in Albanian so there were nothing I could use.
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Askla
Jun 25, 2014

Locals at the mosque

At any time at Et'hem Bey Mosque, one may find an Albanian reading the Koran, or Muslims praying in the mosque, or visitors immortalising their trip by taking photographs, or enthusiasts of art...
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Arkeolog
Mar 22, 2009

Tirana, 1988 forbidden photos of women in uniform

In front of Tirana hotel, one guy from our little group could not resist to go and ask to a group of three women in uniform some silly question, just to see how they reacted (first photo). I do not...
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JLBG
Aug 02, 2007

Tirana, pytë, byrëk

As we had spent several nights in Tirana Hotel, I had spotted a bakery and went early morning to buy a pytë (a kind of turnover stuffed either with cheese or ground meat or spinach or any other...
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JLBG
Aug 02, 2007

Tirana, 1988 post office

This small post-office was just behind Hotel Tirana. I wanted to phone to my daughter and I was convinced that I would not get the call. The phone operator connected me first to a distant phone...
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JLBG
Aug 02, 2007
 
 
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A nod's as good as a wink.

I was taking pictures of a building, when a guard came over with a stern face and wagged his finger at me: a clear signal to me to stop. No problem, I thought, and instinctively nodded in acceptance....
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antistar
May 26, 2007

Hospitality

The Albanian people are very hospitable and seem willing to go far out of their way to meet the requests of visitors. I have never seen anything quite like it, though I have travelled in a number of...
agmoose02
Sep 03, 2006

mani raki

The national drink of Albania is called raki, which is very closely related to arak in the middle east - in fact it was the Ottomans that introduced raki in this part of the world.It is normally made...
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call_me_rhia
Jul 23, 2006

Tirana, 1988, traditional clothing

These photos were taken at the end of the 1988 May 1st parade.The first photo shows a couple traditional clothes from Northern Albania (Gheg dialect).The second photo shows male traditional clothes...
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JLBG
Feb 20, 2006

Tirana, popular dances 2

We were lucky that our guide managed to organize for us in the Palace of Culture a show by the state troop of popular dances, the Folklore Ensemble "Tirana". That was not scheduled but several of us...
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JLBG
Feb 20, 2006

Tirana, popular dances 1

We were lucky that our guide managed to organize for us in the Palace of Culture a show by the state troop of popular dances, the Folklore Ensemble "Tirana". That was not scheduled but several of us...
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JLBG
Feb 20, 2006

Tirana, kinkaleri

I feel that this photo was taken on Bulevardi Dëshmorët I Kombit and anyway not far from Skënderbeg Square. It shows a few shops and sows also how Albanian can borrow words from seom languages. The...
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JLBG
Feb 20, 2006

Tirana, state owned car, 1988

As I have written, in 1988, no private citizens could own a car. Thus motor vehicles were mainly busses and trucks. Cars were very few and I have read that in 1988, there were less than a thousand...
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JLBG
Feb 20, 2006

Top Hotels in Tirana

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Sheshi Italia, P.O. Box 1717, Tirane, Albania
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Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana, Albania
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Skenderbeg Square 8, Tirana, Albania
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Rr Muhamet Gjollesha, Tirana, Albania
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Rr. Andon Z. Cajupi 6 & 7, Tirana, Albania
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Str. 4 Shkurti, (formerly Hotel President), Tirana, 00000, Albania
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"Tirana, the capital of Albania"
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"Resurgent Tirana"
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"TIRANA, CAPITAL OF THE LAND OF THE EAGLE"
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"What is Tirana like - today?"
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"When the CHAOS is called CITY"
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