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Things to do in Tirana

Experience the pulsating nightlife of Tirana

Tirana is the administrative, economic, and cultural capital of Albania. A city with a vibrant nightlife scene and plenty of shopping options.

 

Things to do in Tirana

Tirana is a popular holiday destination and many fun things to do in the city.

 

Shopping

Shopping is one of the top reasons why tourists flock to Tirana. There is an assortment of small shops and stores in Myslym Shyri and Medreseja, the two main shopping streets in the city. There are also huge commercial centers and Turkish style bazaars throughout the city.

 

Sightseeing and Attractions

For some sightseeing options, you can check out the National Historic Museum, the National Art Gallery, and the notable Piramida. You will not miss the Clock Tower because it is located in the city center and is an iconic symbol of Tirana.

 

Tirana Zoo & Botanical Garden

If you want to get in touch with nature, visit the Tirana Zoo and the nearby Botanical Garden. The city’s flora and fauna are featured and exhibited in these two attractions.

 

Nightlife

After a day of fun and adventure, you can head to Blloku to experience the bubbly nightlife of the city. There is no better way to unwind and relax at night than visiting the numerous bars, cafes, and nightlife venues in Blloku.

 

When to go to Tirana

Tirana has humid subtropical climate that is characterized by hot and moderately humid summers and cool, wet winters. Temperatures during the summer months often exceed 32°C (90°F). The winter season has average lows that range from 2 to 5°C (36 to 41°F).

Different festivals are also held in Tirana throughout the year. Some of the most visited festivals are the Summer Day celebration in the month of March and the city’s Independence Day in November. Another popular event is the Tirana International Film Festival which is held in late November and early December.

 

Things to do in Tirana

Tirana Facts

Population421 286
CountryAlbania
LanguageAlbanian
CurrencyLek
Longitude19.816
Latitude41.326
AirportTirana Rinas, Albania (TIA)

Tirana average temperatures

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10~12 °C 11~13 °C 14 °C 18 °C 20~23 °C 24~28 °C 27~31 °C 27~32 °C 24~28 °C 21~23 °C 15~17 °C 11~13 °C

OPERA

Tirana Opera House

Palace of Culture of Tirana

Inaugurated in 1963, this opera house is one of few in the world that has stood for that long without being reconstructed or extensively renovated. Because of that, it is almost like time traveling when you enter it. Architecturally, it is in the same style as many other great buildings in Eastern Europe that was built in this time with a very stripped down design. Performing here is the National Opera and Ballet of Albania, giving the audience amazing performances since the inauguration. Don't miss visiting this centrally located opera hourse when you are in Tirana!

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