Tirana, in Albania, is a city that approximately 370,000 people call home.
From here it’s about 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the northwest to Budva, Montenegro and 95 miles (153 kilometers) to the northeast to Skopje, F.Y.R.O. Macedonia.
Skanderbeg Square is one of the most relaxing civic spaces in Tirana. Bring along someone you love and turn off your phone, this little patch of Tirana is the place to spoil yourself for a sweet hour or two.
The National Museum of History is the perfect place to go to learn about Tirana’s turbulent past. Stroll through the collection’s peaceful hallways and browse the ancient artifacts on display.
To experience one of the most-visited places in Tirana, check out the local landmark Pyramid. Walk around it and mingle with the locals before moving on to more interesting places to visit in the vicinity.
Discover the lifestyles of Tirana’s elite families by visiting the city’s premier palace. Visit the majestic Palace of Culture, where the cream of Tirana society once entertained their guests.
Set aside some time for the National Art Gallery, one of the most popular museums in Tirana. If you are an art enthusiast or a collector, this is a great place to spend time and learn more about art throughout the ages.
Keen nature lovers will be glad to find out that the local city also has a few larger ecological parks where visitors can enjoy beautiful landscapes and interesting local wildlife. To tour one of the major local conservation parks, head to Mount Datji.
Before your time is up in Tirana, stop by the Mother Albania Statue the Et'Hem Bey Mosque and the Caves of Pellumbas; just three more of the sights which help make this city such a great vacation choice.