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Albania’s major Cold War bunker to become tourist attraction

Cold War bunker in Tirana.
Cold War bunker in Tirana. Image by Dennis Jarvis / CC BY-SA 2.0

Albania has opened its major Cold War-era bunker to the public ahead of the country’s WWII liberation day on 29 November. The massive bunker, built in the 1970s by the regime of dictator Enver Hoxha, is located near the capital Tirana. It has five storeys, 106 rooms and a hall with 200 seats. The government intends to turn it into an art exhibition space and a tourist attraction. Read more: bbc.co.uk