Et'hem Haji Bey began to build the clock tower in the years 1881-1882 and ended it with the help of the richest families of Tirana. In 1928 the Albanian state bought an hour in Germany and raised the tower to 35m. During World War II, the tower was damaged and was repaired in 1946. Until 1971 it was the highest building in Tirana.
It was inaugurated on October 28, 1981 and is the largest museum institution in Albania.It occupies a total area of 27,000 m2 and has an exhibition area of 18,000 m2. In his environments are exposed 6290 museum objects. Here you can visit the old Pavilion, the pavilion of the Middle Ages, the Independence Pavilion, and LANÇ's Pavilion, Communist Terror pavilion, The Iconography Pavilion, Mother Teresa’s Pavilion, and the Albanian Ethno culture Pavilion.
A collection of remnants from pre 90's Eastern Europe is in the center of Tirana.This installation was designed by Fatos Lubonja and Ardian Isufi, and is entitled ‘Post-bllok” (Checkpoint). It consists of a bunker that once guarded the site as well as mine shaft columns from Spac prison, and a segment of the Berlin Wall. Lubonja is a critic and novelist who served 17 years in prison before 1991. Isufi is an established artist who has exhibited internationally and has twice been awarded Onufri prizes.
The Bektashi Way is a mystical path whose goal is to perfect man’s soul. It is the path which guides the believer and brings him to his ultimate goal: closeness to God. As a doctrine originating from Islamic principles, Bektashism has its own interpretation of the Holy Qur’an and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and the Twelve Holy Imams. Bektashism respects all monotheist faiths. The late Baba Rexheb presented clearly the fundaments of Bektashi doctrine and history in his well-known book The Mysticism of Islam and Bektashism (Detroit, 1970).
Trip n hostel is located in a characheristic quarter of Tirana 'Pazar i Ri', 300 metres from the center of the city. The building is an old italian stile villa, constructed in 1910. The villa has three floors and two green gardens at both sides. The house has a kitchen in the underground floor and is connected to the back part of the house where is one of the green gardens, where you can have breakfast or other meals at reasonable prices. There are two chimney rooms in the underground and ground floor.
The only hostel with a big conference room for students meetings and different workshops. Milingona Hostel is a lush Backpackers hostel in the heart of the old district of Tirana. The hostel is tucked next to the markets and antique bike bazaar, which is one of the quirkiest places to see and explore in Tirana. We are a short walk to the city centre, Skanderbeg square, and to the Tirana nightlife (see our things to do page for places to see and visit near our hostel). The hostel is a family run business with a warm atmosphere.