TIRANA TOURISM - Capital of Albania
Welcome to the capital of Albania ... Tirana,
Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania. Modern Tirana was founded as an Ottoman city in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini, a local ruler of Mullet. Tirana became the capital of Albania in 1920 and has a population of 400,000, with a metro area population of 763,634.
The city is host to both public and private institutions, and is central to the political, economic and cultural life of the country.
TIRANA - Albania Travel Guide | Around The World
Tirana is the capital and most populous city of the Republic of Albania. The city is also the capital of the surrounding county of Tirana, one of 12 constituent counties of the country. By air, it is 501 kilometres (311 miles) north of Athens, 613 kilometres (381 miles) southeast of Rome, 153 kilometres (95 miles) southwest of Skopje and 131 kilometres (81 miles) south of Podgorica.
Tirana was founded as a city in 1614, but the region that today corresponds to the city territory has been continuously inhabited since the Bronze Age. As most of Albania, the area was populated by several Illyrian tribes, but had no importance within Illyria. Indeed, it was annexed by Rome and became an integral part of the Roman Empire following the Illyrian Wars. The heritage of that period is still evident and represented by the Mosaics of Tirana. Further later in the 5th and 6th century, a Paleo Christian basilica was built around this site. When the Roman Empire divided into east and west, its successor the Byzantine Empire took control and included the construction of the Petrelë Castle, under the reign of Justinian I. Until the 20th century, the city did not attain much significance, when the Congress of Lushnjë proclaimed it as the country's capital, after the country's declaration of independence in 1912.
Geographically, Tirana is located in the center of the country surrounded by mountains and hills, with Dajt on the east and a slight valley opening on the northwest, overlooking the Adriatic Sea in the distance. Due to its location within the Tirana plain and the close proximity to the Adriatic Sea, the city is influenced by a mediterranean seasonal climate. It is the 3rd wettest and 8th sunniest city in Europe, with 2,544 hours of sun per year.
Being a primate city, Tirana is considered the economic and cultural hub of Albania, due to its significant location and importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education, service, research and healthcare. All of the country's largest companies, media and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city. Tirana is also the seat of power of the Government of Albania, the residences for work of the President and Prime Minister of Albania.
Tourism in Albania is developing year by year since the fall of communism and the capital city of Tirana become a very popular tourist destinations after the southern Albanian Riviera and northern part of the country. Tirana has a majority of luxury hotels, modern restaurants, bars, pubs and very big nightclubs. The largest hotels of the city are the Tirana International Hotel and The Tirana Plaza situated in the heart of the city near the Scanderbeg Square. The luxury Sheraton Hotel Tirana is also located in city center of Tirana, near central business district next to the National Arena. Other major hotels present in central Tirana include the Xheko Imperial Hotel, Rogner Hotel, the Best Western Premier Ark Hotel and the Mondial Hotel. Tirana is a place that is known as a university center of students from regional countries like Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece.
According to the Polish Tour Operators Association, Tirana has entered into the 10th most visited cities by the Poles
Most tourists to the city come from Greece, Italy, Kosovo and Europe, with the number of visitors from elsewhere growing every year, thanks to an increasing number of international airline arrivals at Mother Teresa International Airport as well as luxury cruises that arrive into the Port of Durrës that offers day trips to the City.
A large number of the monuments located in Tirana, date back to the Illyrian, Roman, Greek and Ottoman periods. Monuments include the Skanderbeg Square, Clock Tower of Tirana, Petrelë Castle, Et'hem Bey Mosque, Sacred Heart Church, Resurrection Cathedral, Tomb of Kapllan Pasha, Mother Albania, Blloku, Mount Dajti and Mosaic of Tirana.
Tirana is an important center for music, film, theatre, dance and visual art. The city is host to the largest cultural institutions of the country, such as the National Theatre and the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Natioan Archaeological Museum, the Art Gallery of Albania, the Sciences Museum of Albania and the National Historical Museum. Among the local institutions are the National Library, that keeps more than a million books, periodicals, maps, atlases, microfilms and other library materials. The city has five well-preserved traditional houses (museum-houses), 56 cultural monuments, eight public libraries. Since 2011, a Tourist Information Office was opened, located behind the National Historical Museum, with useful information about Tirana and Albania.
Hello from Albania
If you are planning a vacation, take a look at this video, it is all from the air. Enjoy these views from places to visit in Albania.
Music by Andy Beatz:
The filmed places are:
Prespa e Vogel
Gryka e Kelcyres
Prespa e Madhe
Kalaja e rozafes (Shkoder)
Ujevara e Sotires
Shpella e Pellumbasit
Bishti i Palles
Gjiri i Lalsit
Kepi i Rodonit
Kalaja e Ali Pashes
ALBANIA, EXPLORING the historic 5th century AD CASTLE OF KRUJA (Krujë)
SUBSCRIBE: - Let's go visit one of the most historic sites in Albania, the famous Krujë castle which withstood three massive sieges from the Turks (1450-1466), with garrisons usually no larger than 2,000-3,000 men. Mehmed II The Conqueror himself could not break the castle's small defenses. Today it is a center of tourism in Albania, and a source of inspiration to Albanians. KrujÃ« Castle is situated at an elevation of 557 metres. Vic Stefanu, email@example.com
ALBANIA, EXPLORING the historic VENETIAN TOWER of Durrës (Δυρράχιο, Durazzo)
SUBSCRIBE: - Let's go for a tour of this beautiful and very historic Venetian tower located in the ancient city of Durrës (Δυρράχιο, Durazzo), Albania. Beautiful views!! Vic Stefanu, firstname.lastname@example.org
TIRANA, EXPLORING interior of the ancient ET'HEM BEY MOSQUE, ALBANIA
SUBSCRIBE: - Let's go inside this magnificent mosque, located right in the center of Tirana and let's admire it's architecture and its painted walls. Vic Stefanu, email@example.com. Albania (Albanian, Shqipëri, Shqipëria, Shqipni, Shqipnia, Shqypni, Shqypnia,Shqipërisë) is a country in Southeast Europe, bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast.
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ALBANIA, NEW WORLD TRAVEL DESTINATION
Albania, on Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula, is a small country with Adriatic and Ionian coastlines and an interior crossed by the Albanian Alps. The country has many castles and archaeological sites. Capital Tirana centers on sprawling Skanderbeg Square, site of the National History Museum, with exhibits spanning antiquity to post-communism, and frescoed Et’hem Bey Mosque.
South of Tirana are the well-preserved Ottoman towns of Gjirokastër and Berat, known for their imposing castles, mosques and Byzantine churches. Butrint, near the Greek border, features Greek and Roman ruins as well as Bronze Age artifacts. Along the southern coast, the Albanian Riviera is known for its traditional Mediterranean villages, beach resorts and vibrant nightlife. The country’s many hiking destinations range from Mount Korab, also popular for skiing, to Llogara National Park, with trails through coastal pine forest.
South-west coast of Albania
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Cycling in Albania
Discover the beauty of Albania by bike on a cycling adventure with Exodus.
Filmed and edited by Exodus' Olly Pemberton.
See trip here - exodus.co.uk/albania-holidays/cycling/cycling-albania/mva