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Tirana

Skanderberg Square in Tirana, Albania
 
 
 
 

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Ellie Marr Visit Tirana's Fine Arts Gallery for Socialist Realist artworks and the National History Museum situated on bustling Skanderbeg Square to learn about Albania's totalitarian years. You can't miss the huge mosaic which dominates the front of the building and represents the development of Albania's history, depicting everyone from Illyrians to partisans.

Tirana Holidays

Tirana is the perfect choice for a city break with a difference! Once a bustling Ottoman settlement, then a drab communist backwater, today Tirana bustles with vitality once more. Chic boutiques, family-run eateries, Turkish bazaars, well-stocked galleries and freshly restored mosques vie for the visitor’s attention.

One of Europe's last forgotten cities, little-known Tirana has undergone a renaissance. Blissfully overlooked by mass tourism, the vibrant Albanians are transforming their tiny capital with vision and energy. Once a bustling Ottoman settlement, then a drab communist backwater, today Tirana hums with vitality once more.

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TiranaVisiting the newly restored Tanners' Bridge. This elegant Ottoman stone footbridge was once used by farmers in the highlands of east to bring their livestock and agricultural products to market in Tirana.

Overlooking the bridge, beneath some fragrant fig trees there is a small café, where you can sip a raki and enjoy the view.

On a Tirana holiday your preconceptions are defied at every turn. Pavement cafés, chic boutiques, family-run eateries, Turkish bazaars, well-stocked galleries and freshly restored mosques vie for the visitor's attention.

Tirana's smart new hotels are infused with the Muslim tradition of hospitality, guaranteeing a warm reception. Long Mediterranean summers mean lazy, heat-hazed evenings spent sipping local wine and grazing on juicy olives.

Tirana City Breaks

Total Holidays: 4      
3 Night City Break: Vila Alba Hotel
  Tirana, Albania
Classically decorated boutique property in a very central location, the Vila Alba is the perfect city break...
From £495 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Hotel Sokrat
  Tirana, Albania
Small hotel with a guesthouse feel, the new Hotel Sokrat is centrally located near Tirana’s main...
From £515 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Hotel Kotoni
  Tirana, Albania
Situated in the heart of the Blloku area, known for its nice coffee shops and bars and nestled in amongst...
From £565 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Rogner Europa Park Hotel
  Tirana, Albania
Located directly on the main boulevard, Europa Park is an oasis of calm in bustling Tirana. The hotel is set...
From £580 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
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