Jori’s guidebook

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Jori’s guidebook

Food scene
Era Restaurant and Piceria is a nice traditional restaurant in blloku area. The restaurant offers albanian and Mediterranean foods
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Restaurant Piceri Era "Blloku"
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Era Restaurant and Piceria is a nice traditional restaurant in blloku area. The restaurant offers albanian and Mediterranean foods
The location of the restaurant is great - in the heart of Tirana, yet very peaceful, relaxing, and calm atmosphere far enough from the noisy streets.
Juvenilja
The location of the restaurant is great - in the heart of Tirana, yet very peaceful, relaxing, and calm atmosphere far enough from the noisy streets.
Really nice Vegan/Vegitarian restaurant. Lots of options and very creative meals! Clean and super friendly staff
Veggies
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Really nice Vegan/Vegitarian restaurant. Lots of options and very creative meals! Clean and super friendly staff
The best mexican restaurant in Tirana
Serendipity the Mexican
The best mexican restaurant in Tirana
Artigiano at Bllok is perfect for friendly staff service and food .
Artigiano
Artigiano at Bllok is perfect for friendly staff service and food .
ODA: the best traditional restaurant in Tirana.
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Oda - Traditional Albanian Cuisine
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ODA: the best traditional restaurant in Tirana.
The place is very nice. The pasta is fresh and there is a very large menu. Good quality with low prices.
Pastaria Tirana
The place is very nice. The pasta is fresh and there is a very large menu. Good quality with low prices.
The best sushi restaurant in Tirana.
SoSushi Tirana
The best sushi restaurant in Tirana.
This is a "Farm to Table" small restaurant which offers unique Albanian dishes, with a very contemporary twist. Every detail in this restaurant is very interesting starting from outside the restaurant with herbs and green leaves grow which hint about freshness of the cuisine.
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Mullixhiu
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This is a "Farm to Table" small restaurant which offers unique Albanian dishes, with a very contemporary twist. Every detail in this restaurant is very interesting starting from outside the restaurant with herbs and green leaves grow which hint about freshness of the cuisine.
Tourists Attractions
The Skanderbeg Square is the main plaza in the centre of Tirana, Albania. The square is named after the Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu. The total area is about 40.000 square metres. The Skanderbeg Monument dominates the square.
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Skanderbeg Square
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The Skanderbeg Square is the main plaza in the centre of Tirana, Albania. The square is named after the Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu. The total area is about 40.000 square metres. The Skanderbeg Monument dominates the square.
Major museum in a Communist-era building featuring themed exhibitions about the history of Albania.
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National Historical Museum
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Major museum in a Communist-era building featuring themed exhibitions about the history of Albania.
Unique Albanian history museum inside a preserved, Communist-era nuclear pit bunker.
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Bunk'Art 2
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Unique Albanian history museum inside a preserved, Communist-era nuclear pit bunker.
Opened in 1988 as the Enver Hoxha Museum, this large pyramidal structure is now a conference center. Remind : Under construction
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Pyramid of Tirana
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Opened in 1988 as the Enver Hoxha Museum, this large pyramidal structure is now a conference center. Remind : Under construction
House of Leaves is one of the most unusual museums in Albania. It is considered to be the equivalent of the Stasi headquarters of the former East Germany. The leaves have a double meaning: things hidden in woods, but also the leave of books and files, on people. Those curious to see what was hidden in the HQ of the notorious National Intelligence Service, also known as the House of Spies, will leave speechless.
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Shtëpia e Gjetheve
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House of Leaves is one of the most unusual museums in Albania. It is considered to be the equivalent of the Stasi headquarters of the former East Germany. The leaves have a double meaning: things hidden in woods, but also the leave of books and files, on people. Those curious to see what was hidden in the HQ of the notorious National Intelligence Service, also known as the House of Spies, will leave speechless.
Former 18th-century stone livestock bridge, now restored for use by pedestrians.
Tanners' Bridge
Former 18th-century stone livestock bridge, now restored for use by pedestrians.
The Clock Tower is a cultural monument that has shown the time in Tirana since 1822. It stands beside Et’hem Bey mosque, built by the same person. You can climb its 90 stairs and on reaching the top have a magnificent view of the main square in Tirana and beyond.
The Clock Tower of Tirana
The Clock Tower is a cultural monument that has shown the time in Tirana since 1822. It stands beside Et’hem Bey mosque, built by the same person. You can climb its 90 stairs and on reaching the top have a magnificent view of the main square in Tirana and beyond.
Fortress of Justinian or simply known as Tirana Castle is a castle in Tirana, Albania. Its history dates back before 1300 and is a remnant from the Byzantine-era. The fortress is the place where the main east-west and north-south roads crossed, and formed the heart of Tirana.
Tirana Castle
Fortress of Justinian or simply known as Tirana Castle is a castle in Tirana, Albania. Its history dates back before 1300 and is a remnant from the Byzantine-era. The fortress is the place where the main east-west and north-south roads crossed, and formed the heart of Tirana.
The New Bazaar is located at Avni Rustemi Sqaure, only 8 minute walk from the center of Tirana and quickly became the newest attraction of the city. The New bazaar is already turned into a major attraction of the city due to the unique facades that have preserved the Italian architectural style, the decoration with Albanian motives, as well as public spaces to enjoy fresh food and rest.
New Bazaar
The New Bazaar is located at Avni Rustemi Sqaure, only 8 minute walk from the center of Tirana and quickly became the newest attraction of the city. The New bazaar is already turned into a major attraction of the city due to the unique facades that have preserved the Italian architectural style, the decoration with Albanian motives, as well as public spaces to enjoy fresh food and rest.
The monument placed in Rinia Park next to the capital’s central boulevard was inaugurated on 28th November 2012 as a symbol of Albania’s century of independence. The monument, some 6.5 metres high, 5.5 metres wide and weighing 15 tons, was created by artists Visar Obrija and Kai Kiklas in Austria. This monument is a symbol of Albanian nation’s resistance in difficult times and wars.
100 Years Independence Memorial
The monument placed in Rinia Park next to the capital’s central boulevard was inaugurated on 28th November 2012 as a symbol of Albania’s century of independence. The monument, some 6.5 metres high, 5.5 metres wide and weighing 15 tons, was created by artists Visar Obrija and Kai Kiklas in Austria. This monument is a symbol of Albanian nation’s resistance in difficult times and wars.
Shopping
Tradita Shqiptare
Universe Shopping Mall (QTU) was the first of it’s the kind in Tirana opened in October 2005. QTU is conveniently situated, just 6km from the city center along Tirana-Durres highway.
QTU - Qëndra Tregtare Univers
Universe Shopping Mall (QTU) was the first of it’s the kind in Tirana opened in October 2005. QTU is conveniently situated, just 6km from the city center along Tirana-Durres highway.
Tirana East Gate Mall is the newest and largest shopping mall in Tirana, Albania. It is located about four kilometers from the city center, just off the national road Tirana-Elbasan, in Lundra region.
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TEG - Tirana East Gate
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Tirana East Gate Mall is the newest and largest shopping mall in Tirana, Albania. It is located about four kilometers from the city center, just off the national road Tirana-Elbasan, in Lundra region.
Bars
Nice cozy place. Very cool atmosphere, nice staff.
Libraria Bar
Nice cozy place. Very cool atmosphere, nice staff.
Amazing bar coffee and museum of folklore Albanian lifestyle. Definitely worth visiting it and also has the best Raki choices.
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Komiteti - Kafe Muzeum
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Amazing bar coffee and museum of folklore Albanian lifestyle. Definitely worth visiting it and also has the best Raki choices.
Hemingway's should be on every literature lovers itinerary (and even if you aren't a book need). This is favorite evening hangout in Tirana. Welcoming atmosphere, perfectly poured drinks and good friends. With quotes from Hemingway on the walls, tasteful jazz music and a resident cat, this bar has it all.
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Hemingway Bar Tirana
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Hemingway's should be on every literature lovers itinerary (and even if you aren't a book need). This is favorite evening hangout in Tirana. Welcoming atmosphere, perfectly poured drinks and good friends. With quotes from Hemingway on the walls, tasteful jazz music and a resident cat, this bar has it all.
One of those places where you all you want to do is to drink a coffee in cool bar. The bar has retro style design inspired by Albanian communist period and a lot of old radios placed in shelves. Here you can have a great time with friends drinking coffee, beer and cocktails, as well listen a jazz and electronic music.
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Radio Bar Tirana
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One of those places where you all you want to do is to drink a coffee in cool bar. The bar has retro style design inspired by Albanian communist period and a lot of old radios placed in shelves. Here you can have a great time with friends drinking coffee, beer and cocktails, as well listen a jazz and electronic music.
Great drinks! Great atmosphere! Great bartenders! Just go and enjoy.
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Nouvelle Vague Tirana
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Great drinks! Great atmosphere! Great bartenders! Just go and enjoy.
If you're a Latino dancer, you'll love this one.
La Rosa Negra
If you're a Latino dancer, you'll love this one.
The best place when you can find the best beers !
Meduzas irish Pub
The best place when you can find the best beers !
Neighborhoods
Mustafa Matohiti Street is known as Rruga e Salës among the locals. Rruga e Salës (Mustafa Matohiti Street) is one of few streets known by almost every person in Tirana and my favourite area in Tirana. In the Rruga e Salës it takes a while to choose between the cafes because there are many nice cafes in different styles and different colours like Irish Pubs, modern cafes and old style ones. I would definitely recommend the Cityart Cafe, Meduza and Casa Bar.
Rruga Mustafa Matohiti
Mustafa Matohiti Street is known as Rruga e Salës among the locals. Rruga e Salës (Mustafa Matohiti Street) is one of few streets known by almost every person in Tirana and my favourite area in Tirana. In the Rruga e Salës it takes a while to choose between the cafes because there are many nice cafes in different styles and different colours like Irish Pubs, modern cafes and old style ones. I would definitely recommend the Cityart Cafe, Meduza and Casa Bar.
Ish-Blloku (the former Block) known as Blloku is the most famous and expensive area in Tirana. It became very attractive after the fall of communism in Albania because during communism it used to be the area where only the communist elites lived. In Blloku you can still find the residence of the Albania’s communist leader Enver Hoxha. You might not believe it but for the locals Blloku is more popular and more expensive than the city centre of Tirana. There are many nice cafes, restaurants, hotels and night clubs in the Blloku area. When I want to check out a fancy place in Tirana, then Blloku is the right place to go.
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Blloku
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Ish-Blloku (the former Block) known as Blloku is the most famous and expensive area in Tirana. It became very attractive after the fall of communism in Albania because during communism it used to be the area where only the communist elites lived. In Blloku you can still find the residence of the Albania’s communist leader Enver Hoxha. You might not believe it but for the locals Blloku is more popular and more expensive than the city centre of Tirana. There are many nice cafes, restaurants, hotels and night clubs in the Blloku area. When I want to check out a fancy place in Tirana, then Blloku is the right place to go.
The Property
Adress : Rruga Reshit Collaku , 117/1. Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UDB5W3oEconFqgEMA Contact: +355697099990 WiFi details Username : discoveralbania 2.4 Ghz Password: discoveralbania2020
Tirana City Center Folk Hotel
Adress : Rruga Reshit Collaku , 117/1. Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UDB5W3oEconFqgEMA Contact: +355697099990 WiFi details Username : discoveralbania 2.4 Ghz Password: discoveralbania2020