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Tirana: Communism History Tour

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Discover more about life during the communist era in Albania with a guided tour of several museums and major landmarks.

Highlights

  • Learn the history of the most important buildings located in the city center
  • Enter the Bunkart 2 museum and discover fascinating anecdotes and stories from communist times
  • See a variety of buildings built in the communist style and the pyramid
  • Learn more about the Albanian state intelligence agency, the Sigurimi, at the House of Leaves Museum

Description

Meet your guide at Scanderbeg Squere and set off on your tour of the city where you will learn about the rule of the Communist Party of Labour of Albania, which ruled from 1945 to 1991. First, stop at Scanderbeg Square . Get an overview of Albanian national history prior to the communist era and learn more about Albania's national hero, Scanderbeg. Hear of the story of the military commander who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Then, visit the Etemhem Bey Mosque and the Clock Tower. A few meters away from Scanderbeg Square is the underground bunker, Bunkart 2. Explore this modern-day museum which provides plenty of fascinating stories from communist times. Discover traces of communist architecture and artifacts when entering the nearby block area. See a section of a war bunker, materials from the Spac mine, and parts of the Berlin Wall which were gifts from the German government. Inside the block area, see the exterior of the house of the former dictator, Enver Hoxha. Continue the tour with a visit to the museum, the Hause of Leaves, a building that housed the state intelligence agency, the Sigurimi. Enjoy some of the best grilled food in Tirana for lunch.

Includes

Professional tour guide All entrance fees Transportation by private car Lunch ( Grilled restaurants: Zgara Korcare/Zgara e Tiranes / Tymi )

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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