Albania is a country of rich heritage, wonderful nature and appealing culture. Every city of Albania is home to numerous places of interest and memorable places. The capital of the country, Tirana, is particularly rich in landmarks. Without a doubt, Scanderbeg Square is the heart of the city and its biggest attraction. There are also several interesting places nearby the square. Here guests of the city will find the National Museum of History and the highest building in Tirana – Tirana International Hotel. One of the most famous markets in the city is located just across the square. That place is very popular with tourists, who enjoy buying fresh fruit, souvenirs and local crafts there.
However, the city of Shkoder is known as the cultural capital of Albania. The city is internationally famous for its main attraction - The Ebu Beker Mosque. Shkoder is also home to one of major Christian shrines – an old Franciscan church. Tourists traditionally enjoy excursions to Rozafa Castle, where they can also listen to numerous legends and stories connected with the castle. It’s a true miracle that the building has managed to survive till modern time as during its long history the castle had to counter threats and attacks of many armies.
Tourists, who enjoy attending museums and participating in excursions, should definitely visit Gjirokastër. This UNESCO protected city is so rich in museums and places of interest that it is often called “an open-air museum”. The most famous museums of Gjirokastër are Armory Museum, Ethnographic Museum and National Liberation Museum.
Albania is home to numerous architectural landmarks dated back to the Roman Empire times. In terms of Roman history, the Albanian city of Durres is a true gem. Durres is famous for vestiges of many ancient buildings – remains of protective walls, several castles and fortresses, and a beautiful amphitheater constructed in the 2nd century. Archeologists continue their excavations even these days, and the majority of work is done near the city of Apollonius. Among the main attractions here are Archeological museum and ancient Greek amphitheater, but the most famous one is surely the so called Mosaic House. The beautiful house is surrounded with magnificent statues and fountains. Those guests, who want to enjoy breathtaking views, should definitely visit Kukesi. This town is located in a piedmont region and famous for amazing views of the lake of Fierza.
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