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Skanderbeg Monument
Erected to honor military leader Gjergj Kastrioti, Skanderbeg Monument sits in the middle of the central square that also bears his name. As the leader who created a united Albania in the 15th century before it was occupied by the Ottomans, he is a symbol of Albanian national pride. The monument, from 1968, depicts him riding a horse.

The Basics
The Byzantine-style statue of the 15th-century icon anchors Skanderbeg Square, a central square in Tirana that's dominated by mid-century socialist-realist architecture. Created by sculptor Odhise Paskali, the statue was erected to mark the 500th anniversary of Skanderbeg’s death.

Visit Skanderbeg Monument as part of a small-group walking tour or on a day tour of the city. Tours also often visit the Pyramid of Tirana, Blloku, the Archaeological Museum, Ethem Bey Mosque, and the Presidential Palace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Skanderbeg Monument is centrally located in the public Skanderbeg Square.
  • The statue is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • Wear comfortable shoes so you can explore the area around Skanderbeg Statue.

How to Get There

Skanderbeg Monument is located in Skanderbeg Square, a central area of the city that is serviced by multiple bus lines. It is easily reached on foot from most places in the city center, though you can also arrive by taxi. For convenience, book a tour that includes round-trip transportation to Skanderbeg Monument.

When to Get There
Skanderbeg Monument is located in the public Skanderbeg Square and can be visited at any time of day. Due to its proximity to museums and other area attractions, the square can get busy by midday. Stop by early to avoid crowds, or visit in the afternoon for a sense of the pace of life in Tirana.

Around Skanderbeg Square

Skanderbeg Monument is only one of the draws in Skanderbeg Square. Stroll across the plaza to visit the National Museum or the Palace of Culture. Take time to see Ethem Bey Mosque or stop into the Theater of Opera and Ballet. Notice the clock tower in the square, which serves as a recognizable landmark.
Address: Sheshi Skënderbej (Skanderbeg Square), Tirana 1000, Albania
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