Statue of the Unknown Partisan
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...
Palace of Culture
To the east of Sheshi Skënderbej is the white stone Palace of Culture, which has a theatre, shops and art galleries. Construction of the...
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...
Statue of the Unknown Partisan information
The socialist-realist Statue of the Unknown Partisan seems to be aiming his weapons at the Parliament building (1924) down the road. At the foot of the statue day-labourers wait for work, some with their own jackhammers - a fitting image of the precarious position of the postcommunist Albanian worker.