Former Residence of Enver Hoxha
Designed by Enver Hoxha's daughter and son-in-law and completed in 1988, this monstrously unattractive building was formerly the Enver...
Another creation of the former dictator's daughter and son-in-law is the square Congress Building, just a little down the boulevard from...
National Art Gallery
Tracing the relatively brief history of Albanian painting from the early 19th century to the present day, this beautiful space also has...
Charl's is a consistently popular bar with Tirana's students because of its ever-varying live music on the weekends, and disco/dance...
This popular Blloku cafe has has an array of sweet pastries, macaroons and sandwiches plus good coffee to boot. It's a good breakfast...
Former Residence of Enver Hoxha information
Lonely Planet review
Nestled between Parku Kombëtar (a public park), the Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit and the river is the once totally forbidden but now totally trendy Blloku, the former exclusive Communist Party neighbourhood. When the area was opened to the general public in 1991, Albanians flocked to see the style in which their proletarian leaders lived. Judging by this three-storey pastel-coloured house the Albanian proletarian leaders lived a much simpler life than their comrades in Romania, for example.