Tirana – lively, fun and full of colour
Flanked by rugged mountain ridges, the Albanian Capital Tirana is a vibrant city of color and culture. It’s a kind of delightfully hectic, atmospheric and beautiful place where a bright, fun & free spirit carries you around the landmarks & markers of a darker, turbulent recent past.
There’s a lot to this capital and a FreeTour.com recommended free walking tour with a local Tirana guide is without doubt the perfect way to really get to grips with life lived here today as well as an unrivaled insight to the ancient Ottoman heritage and recent history of communism & Soviet rule as well as getting helpful local hints & tips and discovering local culture. You’ll explore many sights including the old Skanderbeg Square, with its intriguing Pastel buildings, the clock tower, Et’ham Bey Mosque, beautiful Cathedrals, Museums & much more and hear of the dramatic 1990s uprisings against dictatorship and the communist regime.
Albania is a relatively new democracy and the joy of this liberty is fresh in the spirit and soul expressed all around Tirana, not least in the bold bright colours of many buildings, but in the vibrant cafes and restaurants, the exciting buzz of the nightlife, in the energy that pulses through the lively streets and warmth of the local welcome. A trip to Tirana is an utterly rewarding and wonderful experience to embrace and behold.