Palace of Culture
Skanderbeg Sq is the best place to start witnessing Tirana's daily goings-on. Until it was pulled down by an angry mob in 1991, a...
Et'hem Bey Mosque
To one side of Skanderbeg Sq, the 1789–1823 Et'hem Bey Mosque was spared destruction during the atheism campaign of the late 1960s...
Behind the mosque is the tall clock tower, which you can climb for impressive views of the square. Further on up the street, look for...
Theatre of Opera & Ballet
Check the listings and posters outside the theatre for performances.
This tourist favourite is stuffed full of traditional Albanian arts and crafts, and while its popularity with travellers means you won't...
Sheshi Skënderbej · interesting places nearby
Palace of Culture information
To the east of Sheshi Skënderbej is the white stone Palace of Culture, which has a theatre, shops and art galleries. Construction of the palace began as a gift from the Soviet people in 1960 and was completed in 1966, years after the 1961 Soviet–Albanian split.