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Today Tirana is making the correct steps to its better future and is actively focused on tourism with its cultural life and the rapid modernization after years of pro-Soviet apathy. The active contributions are significantly increase the attraction of more tourists every day, which are interested in the historic changes that have taken place here in the recent past, also due to its proximity to the beautiful coast of the Ionian Sea.
City clearly found an honorable way out from the isolation period only in the early 90-ies of the last century and after a dozen years of deep crisis began steadily moving towards a brighter future, making a variety of socio-economic changes.
The most significant architectural buildings in Tirana are the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the National Bank and several ministry buildings. It should be noted that in the 60th the city’s architectural identity has suffered as a result of the reconstruction of the central square, where were demolished a number of important historic and cultural buildings, in order to free up space for the currently existing Skanderbeg square, which was turned into a kind of Albanian Red area.
Tirana is a relatively young city, considering that was founded in 1614 by Suleiman Bargjini, and its development only began in the eighteenth century. The town consists of a number of central municipalities and eleven smaller administrative districts, which are combined with title of Njësi Bashkiake. One example of an active transformation of the city was an initiative to paint the facades of buildings in bright colors. This idea was aimed at enabling residents to express their pent-up creativity and actually worked positively. The Albanian capital from monochrome and gray city turned into a capital of optimism with colorful facades and became a symbol of enthusiasm, creativity and revivalism. There were also upgraded green areas, paved roads, and became more clearly visible buildings dedicated to culture and art.
The vast majority of tourists begin their itinerary with a visit of Skanderbeg Square, the largest open space in the center. There is also a mosque Ethem Bey, built between 1789 and 1823 and the clock tower of 35 meters of high, built in 1830.
At the National History Museum, which is the famous symbol of Tirana, you can see a huge mosaic covering of the facade of the building. There are eight rooms dedicated to ancient, medieval, Renaissance and other landmarks of history.
Tirana offers its visitors a host of entertainment and active nightlife.