Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania with near quarter of million inhabitants, while some sources claim that the number is around one million, which figure we cannot really say with certainty now.
The history of the city dates to 1614, when it is considered to have been founded, while it became the capital only in 1920. The capital is in the south along the valley of the river Ishm, only 30 km away from the Adriatic Sea.
In addition to being the capital, Tirana is also considered the industrial and cultural center of Albania, and in addition has a developed food, mechanical, textile, pharmaceutical and metallurgical industries.
Tirana is an interesting visual blend of the modern and the traditional, both in terms of architecture and in terms of the appearance and way of life of its inhabitants. Certain parts of the city are known for their restaurants, cafes, and clubs, who’s interior and service that are on par with the world's most famous metropolises. The pursuit of modernization has not suppressed the traces and spirit of the old town, so there are neighborhoods like bazaars where you can buy spices and antiques.
Sites worth seeing are: Et’Hem Bey Mosque, Statue of Mother of Albania, Palace of Culture, Pyramid, National Art Gallery, National History Museum and Skanderbeg Square.
In addition to the sights that you can see in the city, near the city is the mountain Dajti, which offers an unforgettable view of the city. The nature that surrounds this area is beautiful and rich.
Tirana is the European capital that is perhaps the least known, and it hides many riches that make it deserve to be included among the places you must visit soon.
Nearby AirportTirane Airport
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