Start this day trip from Durres to the capital of Albania Tirana. Tirana is the new big thing in Balkans, the city is one of the most colorful capitals in Europe.
Also, one of the most fast developing cities of Europe. But, that’s not all, Tirana has won the prize of the European Youth Capital 2022. It’s beauty goes beyond the prizes, Tirana is a city of historical occupations and events.
Lushnjas Congress declared Tirana as the capital of Albania in 1920, before that it was a small city with no whatsoever importance. Tirana has some of the most beautiful sites just in the heart of it.
In the middle of Tirana is located the Scanderbeg Square, a place of outstanding beauty, in 2018 the square won the prize for the best Urban Public Area. Not only, but also later on in 2019 it won the second award for the best Modern Architecture by EU.
Also, the monument of Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg is situated on the square. The square has changed many time its face, due to political changes, but the monument has never been touched.
From there, you can see the important mosque of Et’hem Bey that dates back to the ottoman period and on the other side you can see the National History Museum.
Tirana is more than the square, it’s the beautiful colorful buildings, the cutest coffee shops and the best restaurants. Not to forget, the New Bazaar that was renovated not so long time ago.
Tirana is the best city to enjoy a day trip from Durres, as you will see beauty that goes behind the eye of the beholder.
Book this trip, and join us in the discovery of the stories of the capital of Albania.
We meet at 9.30 am the Ferry Terminal in Durres, and we drive towards Tirana.
While driving to Tirana, you will see the beautiful colorful buildings.
First stop, we will stop to see the stunning architecture of the Scanderbeg Square and we will tell you the history of the place
Then you will see the Et’hem Bey mosque and hear about its story
We will see the National History Museum and the what it has to portray and you will have a detailed description of everything.
Afterwards we will walk toward the Bunk’art 2 and see the history of the communism.
Last you will observe the New Bazaar.
Tirana will be your favorite thing in Albania.