Tirana, the capital Albania, is yet unfamiliar to many, but has plenty on offer. Besides a pleasant climate, Tirana has culture, museums, remarkable buildings and beautiful parks aplenty. From Tirana, you can take trips to the mountainous hinterland or visit the seaside resort of Dürres. A great way to combine a city break with a beach holiday.
Sights in Tirana
One of the monuments you simply can’t miss is Partizani i Panjohur - Tirana’s statue of an unknown partisan. The same applies for Skanderberg Square: a large square where most of the city’s main events and happenings take place. It is also home to a number of Tirana’s most important buildings. The Palace of Culture and National History Museum are two buildings with truly unique architecture.
Shopping in Tirana
If you love shopping, head to the multi-level Toptani shopping centre. The shopping centre was designed by the same Dutch architect behind Rotterdam’s Markthal, among others.
Eating and drinking in Tirana
When it comes to dining in Tirana, besides a handful of Albanian dishes, Italian cuisine features strongly on the menu. Like many other cities, Tirana also has a bazaar - Parazi i Ri - selling fruit and vegetables alongside local delicacies, such as Albanian wine.
Eindhoven - Tirana flight tickets
Flights from Eindhoven Airport to Tirana, Albania are with Wizz Air and have a flight time of 2.5 hours.