Tirana for lovers of history and culture
Tirana is a city of contrasts. Centuries-old mosques stand opposite modern churches. The broad streets are lined with architectural and cultural monuments from the Ottoman, Italian and Communist periods of the city's history. Discover the history of Albania in the National Historical Museum and the Museum of Archaeology. Not far from the museums, you can go up the 35-metre Clock Tower, dating from the early nineteenth century. Facing it is the eighteenth-century Et'hem Bey Mosque. For a total contrast, visit the new St Paul's Cathedral.
Evening strolls in Tirana
In the evening you can stroll along the main streets, sample burek, a local speciality, and have a drink in one of the many popular bars. The trendy Blloku district is popular with all generations, who come here to shop by day and to relax in its many cafés, bars and parks in the evening. The music booming from the nightclubs is further proof that Tirana is a vibrant and happening city.