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Tirana Travel Guide, Albania

Tirana, Albania – Overview: Cultural, Economical and Commercial Hub of Albania

Tirana is the cultural, economical and commercial hub of the Republic of Albania since 1920. Tirana is the capital and the largest city of the country. Its population is around 600,000 inhabitants in the urban areas.


Tirana is located in the southeast of Europe with Greece in the south and Macedonia in the north east. The Hills of Kamza surround Tirana to the north, to the west there are the Hills of Vaqqar and Sauk lies in the east. Four different lakes add a touch of natural mystic and beauty to the city. Two main rivers the Lana and the Tirana run through the city and offer a number of attractive tourist spots to visit.

Notable landmarks in Tirana

Tirana contains lots of national parks, green places, historical buildings and many newly constructed skyscrapers and business centers. The National Park with a Zoo and an artificial lake is the highlight of the city and is located near the Palace of Congress and the Presidential Palace.

Cuisines in Tirana

There are many inexpensive restaurants in Tirana offering a variety of food ranging from typical Albanian cuisines to regional delicacies. Many restaurants offer a selection of fresh fish, which is an exclusive feature of Tirana cuisines.

Art & Culture

Tirana is the centre of art and culture in Albania, as it houses many art galleries. The most prominent amongst them are The National Art Gallery, Te and Gi Art Gallery and Gallery XXI. If you wish to know more about the art and culture in the city, the places worth visiting are the National Historical Museum, the Archeological Museum, the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Exhibition Hall at the National Library.


You can travel to Tirana by bus, rails or air depending on your location in the world. Greece, Turkey, Serbia and Macedonia are connected to Albania by bus networks through international roads. However, there is no bus service to Tirana from other parts of Europe. Thus, you have to travel by either rail or air in such situations.


Tirana has an ample range of luxury hotels for the preeminent lodging and service of the tourists. The most famous are the Sheraton Tirana Hotels & Towers and The Rougher Hotel Euro Park. Both of them provide exclusive Tirana lifestyle, elite architecture and relaxed atmosphere to the visitors. You can find the right combination of comfort and convenience at most hotels in the city.

Tirana continues to be striking to the travelers due to its unique demographics and vivacious nightlife.

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Tirana City Ratings

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