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Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
Visit the statue of a national hero at Skanderbeg Square, in the center of the city. During the Albanian monarchy the square was surrounded by municipal buildings, hostels, and a bazaar. However, many of these were destroyed during communist rule and replaced with modern office buildings. In the center of the square is a statue of George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the national hero credited with unifying the Albanian people. The statue is surrounded by an oblong section of grass and rows of trees in semi-circles at either end of the park. Cars can drive around the square, and you'll have to cross a busy street to enter the National History Museum next to the square. Take a look at our Tirana driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Skanderbeg Square and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Not the grandest square in a capital city but has a nice charm and atmosphere. Not too busy in general, nice surrounding cafes, a lovely unique mosque next to it too. Lovely views either way you look....  more »
  • There is much to enjoy about this square- it is good to have such a huge amount of pedestrian space in the middle of the city and from the square many of the main roads to other interesting places...  more »

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