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Pyramid of Tirana (Enver Hoxha Pyramid) Tours and Activities

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Pyramid of Tirana (Enver Hoxha Pyramid)
Constructed in 1988 to celebrate the legacy of Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha, the Pyramid of Tirana is one of the city’s most distinctive buildings. After communism fell only a few years later, the pyramid fell into disrepair. Once used as a conference center, NATO base, and temporary exhibition space, it is currently in disuse.

The Basics
With its distinct concrete shape rising out of a plaza in the city center, the Pyramid of Tirana is a bizarre icon of the city. Though Albanians are ambivalent about the structure’s communist-era legacy, it represents Tirana’s complicated history.

Small-group and private walking tours visit the Pyramid of Tirana, and it is a common stop on day tours of the city; for convenience, book a tour that includes transport. Tours often also visit Blloku, the National Archaeological Museum, Et‘hem Bey Mosque, and the Presidential Palace (Pallati Presidencial).

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The pyramid is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • Though usually closed to visitors, the pyramid occasionally hosts temporary exhibitions inside.
  • The square is a popular place for visitors and locals to hang out.

How to Get There
The Pyramid of Tirana is centrally located in the city’s Blloku neighborhood. It is easily reached on foot from most places in the city center, though you can also take a taxi.

When to Get There

You can visit the Pyramid of Tirana at any time of day. The area often serves as an afternoon meeting point for locals to hang out. Arrive early in the day if you want to avoid crowds, or in the afternoon if you want to observe local life.

Climbing the Pyramid

Though the Pyramid of Tirana has been closed to the public for some time, the concrete structure’s exterior has become a popular place for urban adventurers. Many visitors try to scale the concrete walls of the pyramid and reach the top. While there are nice views, be careful, as the walls of the pyramid are steep.

Address: Tirana, Albania
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27 Tours and Activities to Experience Pyramid of Tirana (Enver Hoxha Pyramid)

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 Tirana In a Day Tour

Tirana In a Day Tour

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Our Tour is unique, because you will be acquainted and you will see the highlights of Tirana and get a better understanding of the history of one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. You will be acquainted, how people have lived in ancient times and how they live today, what their traditions and customs are. What do they think about communist terror, and what do they think today. And about us 1. High professionalism 2. Commitment to give the visitors everything they require without tiring.3.It is given to passionately show historical and cultural places.4.Organization, security, correctness, communication 5. We offer, comfort and facilities, relaxing entertainment, and a tour of memory his tour is Unique
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

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Explore Tirana’s Communist history and culinary landscape on this full-day tour. In the company of a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan to Bunk’Art, a museum that was formerly a massive bunker. Visit the National Gallery of Arts, the pyramid of Tirana, Skanderbeg Square, Mother Teresa Square, and the Blloku neighborhood. As you stroll, sample traditional meatballs, pastries, and drinks.
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  • 8 hours
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Tirana and Kruja Full Day Tour

Tirana and Kruja Full Day Tour

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Explore the medieval town of Kruja and take in the highlights of the Albanian capital on this full-day trip. Visit Kruja Castle, the Museum of George Kastriot Skanderbeg, and the atmospheric Old Bazaar in Kruja; tuck into a delicious Albanian-style lunch at a local restaurant (optional: own expense); and visit landmarks including Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, and Et’hem Bey Mosque in Tirana.
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  • 1 day
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Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour

Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour

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With limited time, this 2-hour walking tour will help you get your bearings in Tirana, taking in all the highlights of the Albanian capital. Learn the significance of historic landmarks such as the Skanderbeg’s Monument, the Pyramid, and the National Museum mosaics; learn about Tirana’s communist past as you stroll around the Blloku; and see sights including the Archaeological Museum, the Clock Tower, Ethem Bey Mosque, and the Presidential palace.
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  • 2 hours
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The truest face of Communism

The truest face of Communism

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A mix of history, culture and in-depth exploration of Albania’s communist past, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Tirana, particularly for first-time visitors. Visit the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, National History Museum, House of Leaves, the Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the Clock Tower of Tirana, and several other notable landmarks. Lunch and a sampling of rakia—a strong Albanian alcoholic beverage—are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Tirana and Dajti Mountain

Tirana and Dajti Mountain

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Besides the history and culture that Tirana offers, we will get an overview of this dynamic city from the top of the Mountain. We will take a ride on a cable car that will get us to an altitude of over 1000m. Fresh air and beautiful nature is to be expected in the Dajti Mountain.
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  • 4 hours
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Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

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This half-day walking tour of Tirana is a great choice for first-time visitors. Highlights include Skanderbeg Square, the Great Mosque of Tirana, the Clock Tower of Tirana, Enver Hoxha’s villa, and the remains of the Castle of Tirana. After the tour, enjoy lunch (not included) in one of the many restaurants near the tour’s end point.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Tirana open roof half day Tour

Tirana open roof half day Tour

Explore Tirana Highlights in this half day tour. Our guide will share with you the history of Albania.
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Tirana City Walk Full Day Tour from Durres

Tirana City Walk Full Day Tour from Durres

On this comprehensive small group tour we will show you the best of Tirana. We have included all the sights in one tour to maximize your experience. We include morning tea, a full traditional Albanian Lunch & beer, wine or soft drink. The squares, museums & famous bustling café scene are what make this city fascinating. You will see a mix of art, history, culture and religious themes all within easy walking distance. You will see it all and all entrance fees are included. Languages include Albanian, Italian & English. Hotel Pick up and Drop off from Durres.
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  • 9 hours
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Tirana Sightseeing walking tour

Tirana Sightseeing walking tour

Tirana is known for its colourful Ottoman-era architecture. It is the capital of Albania. Pastel buildings surround the city and turns us to the beautiful castle of Tirana. Have you ever heard about Tirana’s unique Pyramida? What is the secret of Tirana Skanderbeg square? What it is named for? What Archaeological wealth is hidden in National Historic Museum? What history Et’hem Bey Mosques walls idyllic sceneries can tell you? With local charismatic guide you will visit the National History Museum, Castle of Tirana,Tanner’s Bridge, Pyramid of Tirana, House of Leaves, Grand Park of Tirana, Dictator Hoxha Residence and even more. You will hear secret stories of Communism time here.
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  • 4 hours
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Tirana by locals

Tirana by locals

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Providing an excellent overview of Tirana, this is a good tour for first-time visitors. Visit the highlights of the city including Skanderbeg Square, the National History Museum, the Fortress of Justinian, Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the House of Leaves, Polytechnic University of Tirana, and more. Learn about Albania’s Communist past and how Tirana is a juxtaposition of old and new cultures.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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One week in Albania

One week in Albania

As a new company in the market and the Tours Operation, STAR TOURS is focused on providing services to the highest levels. Focusing on the maximum quality of service, professional staff, colossal investments that have been with a great goal to become the number one tour operator, Star Tours in 2014 soon moved into the elite top transport companies and tourism in Albania.
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  • 7 days
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I visit Tirana - Guide

I visit Tirana - Guide

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~If you've ever imagined discovering a place that is completely undiscovered and full of surprises, then Tirana is the right place. ~There you will find the story of a town, which flourished with its special traditions and beauties, which was changed by the history of a small kingdom, was imprisoned by a communist regime and today thrives on development. ~There you will find hospitality, tradition and plenty of people wanting to share their greatest treasure: ALBANIA! "I visit Tirana" tour, is a great choice for first-time visitors.Our guides are born and raised in Tirana, so they will give you a tour with insights from the point of view of a local. You will see a mix of art, history, culture and religious themes all within easy walking distance.
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Tirana City Walk incl. Traditional Lunch

Tirana City Walk incl. Traditional Lunch

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On this comprehensive small group tour we will show you the best of Tirana. We have included all the sights in one tour to maximize your experience. We include morning tea, a full traditional Albanian Lunch & beer, wine or soft drink. The squares, museums & famous bustling café scene are what make this city fascinating. You will see a mix of art, history, culture and religious themes all within easy walking distance. You will see it all and all entrance fees are included. Languages include Albanian, Italian & English.
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  • 8 hours
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Tirana and Kruja, Full Day Trip

Tirana and Kruja, Full Day Trip

Half day is enough to visit Kruja, the old capital of Albania. Located near Tirana, Kruja is the perfect day trip from the capital. Most of its visitors go there for the stunning old bazaar to buy pretty souvenirs like carpets, rugs, and bags. Kruja is also home to one of the oldest castles in the Balkans, which is definitely worth a look, too. Inside the castle’s walls, there is the Scanderbeg Museum, a museum dedicated to a military commander – widely considered by many Albanians to be a national hero. Tirana, is one of the most vibrant places to visit in the country. Tirana should at least include Scanderbeg Square, the heart of the town, and a stroll through Pedonalja, the main pedestrian street of the city that is lined with cafés, bars, theatres and cinemas. Located nearby are BunkArt2, a museum dedicated to the victims of the Communist regime, and the National Gallery of Arts, with artworks by some of the most famous.
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  • 8 hours
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Holidays in Albania

Holidays in Albania

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  • 7 days
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Full-Day Guided Walking Tour of Tirana

Full-Day Guided Walking Tour of Tirana

Star Tours we make the bigest deddications even for the smallest things ....Star Tours Staff .......
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Tirana and Kruja Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Pickup

Tirana and Kruja Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Pickup

Explore two destinations in one day: Tirana and Kruja. In the morning, the guide will show you Tirana's city center during a walking tour. You will see highlights like, Skanderbeg square, the Clock Tower, the Pyramid of Tirana and the Presidential Office. In the afternoon, you will explore the medieval town of Kruje. Kruje is one of the most famous cities in Albania, because it was the home of the National Hero Skanderbeg. You will visit the Castle of Kruje, which has an amazing panoramic view. And you will enter the Skanderbeg Museum and learn how the National hero was able to fight against the Ottoman Empire. Furthermore, you will see the Ethnographic Museum, which shows a traditional Albanian house. Then, you have the chance to shop for some souvenirs and handicrafts at the Old Bazaar Market. -Hotel pickup and drop off in Tirana included -Entrance fees in Kruje included. Due to the limited time, we will not enter the museums in Tirana.
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  • 8 hours
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Tirana Walking Tour

Tirana Walking Tour

Our Tirana In A Day Walking Tour is unique, because you will get to know the highlights of Tirana in 4 hours. You will see the historical sights, such as Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, the Et'hem Bey Mosque and the main government street. We will pass by the communist landmarks, like the Blloku Area, the house of the former dictator, the Bunker Museum Bunk'Art 2 and the Museum of Secret Surveillance. We also visit new attractions like the new food market and the Grand Park. Choice of morning or afternoon departures available Local guide: receive recommendations for where to eat, drink, or shop in the city During the tour, we will pass by all the most important museums and explain what there is to see inside. Please note, we will not enter all the museums, due to the limited time.
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  • 4 hours
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$18.15
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Walking Exploration Tour of Tirana

Walking Exploration Tour of Tirana

It would be like traveling between different periods of time that Albania and this city has been through. A mixture between architecture, history, culture and the actual social life of Tirana.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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9-Day South of Albania Private all seasons Tour with Traditional Meals included

9-Day South of Albania Private all seasons Tour with Traditional Meals included

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On this tour you can discover one of the most natural and not urbanized parts of Albania. You will experience its history, archaeological site, castles, you will walk and hike in the nature, taste traditional food, and enjoy both the fresh air and the amazing panoramic views, Also you will pass by the famous Albanian Riviera and discover the famous Albanian beaches. You will experience all of this with the company of a professional driver and guide during the entire trip, who will explain everything to you. The meals and accommodation are also included, so that everything is taken care of.
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  • 9 days
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$1,113.23
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11-Day Albania Highlights Private Hiking Summer Tour from Tirana

11-Day Albania Highlights Private Hiking Summer Tour from Tirana

This tour will start from the Capital of Albania and will be concentrated mostly on walking and hiking in the mountains of the northern Albanian Alps. You will have the chance of discovering stunning northern Albanian history and legends, History of Kruja, the magical Thethi village, and Shkodra, which used to be the old Capital of the Ancient Illyrian Empire. You will have a stunning Panoramic view during your hike, tasting of traditional Albanian food, and a lot of fresh air, also having an experience of ferry ride back to Shkodra. Have a traditional lunch in a famous restaurant near Shkodra and then go back to Tirana. In the second part of the tour, you will visit the most Attractive Historical city’s in the south of Albania, Including National Parks, Castles, Archaeological sites, and one of a kind beaches of Albania. If you love hiking activity, beaches and discovering new cultures, this is the tour for you!
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  • 11 days
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Private 6-Day Castles summer and Winter Tour of Albania

Private 6-Day Castles summer and Winter Tour of Albania

This tour is perfect for those who are interested in discovering the most famous castles national parks, archeological sites, and a lot of free time in the amazing beaches of Albanian Riviera in 6 days/5 overnights. You will visit 5 ancient Castles (2 of them protected by UNESCO), 2 archeological sites one national park and a lot of exotic beaches, the Adriatic and Ionian seaside, taste traditional meals and sightseeing in old towns.
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  • 6 days
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5-Day Tour of Beach and Adventure from Tirana

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5-Day Tour of Beach and Adventure from Tirana

This family-friendy tour will start from the Capital of Albania, and its focus will be on Summer experiences and adventures. The main experience its kayaking experience which is easy and you don't need to have the training to do that. this experience will take place in one of the most beautiful coastlines of Albanian Riviera, in Drymadhes and Gjipe beach. During the tour, you will enjoy stunning beaches, panoramic views, traditional nice fresh seafood, and also a little bit of historical sightseeing. South of Albania, it's one of the most attractive regions in the Balkan Peninsula. You will have plenty of time to enjoy swimming and Kayaking in the Ionian sea and also Hiking to the National Park if you want to. The tour can be shorter or longer based on your requirements, also we can add more historical sights on this program if you are interested.
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  • 5 days
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$754.09
$798.62
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