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Tirana: Communism History Tour

1. Tirana: Communism History Tour

Meet your guide at Scanderbeg Squere and set off on your tour of the city where you will learn about the rule of the Communist Party of Labour of Albania, which ruled from 1945 to 1991. First, stop at Scanderbeg Square . Get an overview of Albanian national history prior to the communist era and learn more about Albania's national hero, Scanderbeg. Hear of the story of the military commander who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Then, visit the Etemhem Bey Mosque and the Clock Tower. A few meters away from Scanderbeg Square is the underground bunker, Bunkart 2. Explore this modern-day museum which provides plenty of fascinating stories from communist times. Discover traces of communist architecture and artifacts when entering the nearby block area. See a section of a war bunker, materials from the Spac mine, and parts of the Berlin Wall which were gifts from the German government. Inside the block area, see the exterior of the house of the former dictator, Enver Hoxha. Continue the tour with a visit to the museum, the Hause of Leaves, a building that housed the state intelligence agency, the Sigurimi. Enjoy some of the best grilled food in Tirana for lunch.

Historic Corners of Tirana - Guided Walking Tour

2. Historic Corners of Tirana - Guided Walking Tour

Bond with a vibrant atmosphere as you hear intriguing stories about the rich heritage, long history and captivating culture of Albania's largest city. Start the journey from historic Skanderbeg Square and learn how monumental the Skanderbeg Statue is for the citizens of Albania. Become familiar with the national hero of Albania and the turbulent medieval times of the country. Discover the religious heritage of Tirana as you witness a unique mosque situated in the city’s central area. Find out what implications and events during the communist era relate to this monument and learn how citizens of Tirana used to live in the past. Witness a monument to one of Tirana’s rulers and learn how the Ottomans influenced the city in the past. Stroll the vibrant, urban area of the city and witness one of the most captivating monuments, an Old Villa which belongs to the Albanian famous painter, Sali Shijaku.

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very varied and interesting, especially Bunkart 1 is very impressive.