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This metropolitan capital has undergone modernization at lightning speed while much of its Ottoman, Italian, and communist architecture recall its history and old-world spirit. There are plenty of churches, mosques, museums, galleries, and shopping malls to visit, but Tirana is most giving when you immerse yourself in it. The best way to discover this city is to take a leisurely walk through its diverse neighborhoods and streets, where you will discover its rich authenticity in each and every corner! Surrounded by a beautiful lake on one side and the Dajti Mountain on the other, this capital may actually bring you closer to nature. With more beautiful cafes (some say they serve the best coffee in Europe!) and delicious restaurants per square meter than most European cities – not to mention the vibrant nightlife all days of the week – the city pulls you back to the enjoyment and pleasures of life.
Originally from Turkey, blogger Buşra Çete has lived in Tirana for a few years, along with her husband and baby daughter. Her love for Tirana and enthusiasm for life have made her into one of the greatest promoters of tourism in the country with more than 50K followers on Instagram. Below she tells us her [...]
IntoAlbania visits the studio of one of the most talented contemporary sculptors in the country. Albania has a disproportionate number of talented sculptors for its relatively small size. Though always present, the art of sculpture reached new heights during the socialist realism movement in Albania. Since then, this tradition has not only been preserved but [...]
Alongside its lively, even chaotic aspect, Tirana, an ever-growing and evolving metropolis, possesses another, lesser-known side, that of a natural haven. On the eastern part of the city, less than an hour drive away, one can find the village of Shëngjergj. A veritable paradise, this place of multicolored trees and rich flora, has become even [...]
From north to south, with as many hot touristic destinations as unknown remote sites of new explorations, Albania’s appeal is universal. Not only international tourists but locals, as well, are intent in discovering every spectacular corner of the country! Albania, the small country that never ceases to surprise, offers a little of everything. Rocky and [...]