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Tirana, Albania’s largest city and its capital since the 1920s, was founded by Sulejman Pasha during the early years of the 17th century. Established under the Ottoman rule, Tirana’s position along the caravan routes made it valuable to the country, and culminated in the country’s choice to establish it as the capital of the newly independent Albania. A mix of grandiose 1930s design as a communist inspired urbanization, Tirana is the entry point into this fascinating country. Sight-seeing will enlighten you into the transformation of the city during Ottoman, fascist and communist period (including Block, the neighborhood of Enver Hoxha, closed for the public during Communism period). Visiting the National Museum, which reflects the history of Albania from antiquity to the after Hoxha era, and the National Gallery of Arts, will help guide you through the socialist realism collection of Albanian artists.
Points of Interest: -Et’hem Bey Mosque – St Paul’s Cathedral – Christ Orthodox Cathedral, Blloku area, Bunk’Art, National Gallery
Early morning pick up.