Tirana - the capital of Albania
Tirana may not have the same ancient history as many European cities. The capital of Albania is only about 400 years old, but during this time it has come a long way and has grown. She is rightfully proud of her interesting architecture, where East and West are intertwined..
Any traveler entering the city for the first time begins to orientate himself in the city almost instantly. The historical center of the Albanian capital is very small, so even a tired tourist can afford to walk without vehicles. If you need to go, for example, out of town or to one of the districts in order to take interesting photos, then you can use public transport. The most popular modes of transportation are: municipal bus; Taxi; bike offered under the local Ecovolis program. Tourists are very fond of one of the city routes, which makes a circle around the historic center. Thus, a small sightseeing tour is obtained for minimal money..
In the center of the capital of Albania, there are many unique monuments of architecture, culture and other attractions. Since it was not without the influence of neighboring Turkey, you can see various mosques and buildings made in the best traditions of Turkish architecture. They look very magnificent, solemn, and have beautiful names, for example, the Ethema-bey mosque.
The central square of Tirana is decorated with a monument to the national hero - Skanderbeg. The clock tower is also located here, which has become a kind of symbol of the Albanian capital..
There are places in the city that are connected not only with Skanderbeg, but also with his relatives, for example, the Petrela castle. Its description can be found in any travel guide. But no words can convey its beauty and greatness. The first fortification on this site was built more than 2000 years ago.Petrela Castle is considered the best-preserved among all similar architectural structures in Albania..
Travelers - lovers of wildlife in Tirana also expect many interesting places, first of all, these are parks and botanical gardens. And the most beautiful view of the city is from the top of Daiti Mountain. For the convenience of tourists and townspeople, a funicular was built, which will make the rise almost invisible.