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...
Former Residence of Enver Hoxha
Nestled between Parku Kombëtar (a public park), the Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit and the river is the once totally forbidden but now...
Fortress of Justinian
If you turn up Rr Murat Toptani, behind the National Art Gallery, you'll pass the 6m-high walls of the Fortress of Justinian, the last...
Sky Club Bar
Start your night here for spectacular city views from the revolving bar on top of one of the highest buildings in town.
This popular Blloku cafe has has an array of sweet pastries, macaroons and sandwiches plus good coffee to boot. It's a good breakfast...
Lonely Planet review
Designed by Enver Hoxha's daughter and son-in-law and completed in 1988, this monstrously unattractive building was formerly the Enver Hoxha Museum, and more recently a convention centre and nightclub. Today, covered in graffiti and surrounded by the encampments of Tirana's homeless, its once white marble walls are now crumbling but no decision on whether to demolish or restore it appears to have yet been reached.