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Tirana: Communism History Tour

1. Tirana: Communism History Tour

Meet your guide at Scanderbeg Squere and set off on your tour of the city where you will learn about the rule of the Communist Party of Labour of Albania, which ruled from 1945 to 1991. First, stop at Scanderbeg Square . Get an overview of Albanian national history prior to the communist era and learn more about Albania's national hero, Scanderbeg. Hear of the story of the military commander who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Then, visit the Etemhem Bey Mosque and the Clock Tower. A few meters away from Scanderbeg Square is the underground bunker, Bunkart 2. Explore this modern-day museum which provides plenty of fascinating stories from communist times. Discover traces of communist architecture and artifacts when entering the nearby block area. See a section of a war bunker, materials from the Spac mine, and parts of the Berlin Wall which were gifts from the German government. Inside the block area, see the exterior of the house of the former dictator, Enver Hoxha. Continue the tour with a visit to the museum, the Hause of Leaves, a building that housed the state intelligence agency, the Sigurimi. Enjoy some of the best grilled food in Tirana for lunch.

Tirana: Private Sightseeing Walking Tour

2. Tirana: Private Sightseeing Walking Tour

Experience Tirana to the fullest with this guided walking tour led by a knowledgeable local. Visit the nation’s fascinating past in the National History Museum and the Castle of Tirana, and find out more about the history of secret surveillance in Tirana in the House of Leaves. Discover the colorful Ottoman-era architecture in the capital of Albania. Walk by the pastel buildings surrounding the city and stop inside the beautiful castle of Tirana. Stroll over a piece of the past at Tanner’s Bridge, and enjoy the Grand Park of Tirana. See the residence of the communist dictator Hoxha, and let your guide tell you about the history of communism from a local perspective.

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very varied and interesting, especially Bunkart 1 is very impressive.