Tirana city life
Tirana is a vivid city with a specific vibration. After one day of admiring its centre, you can taste a bit of the coffee culture, pastries and gelato. Some of the hotspots you can visit are the Sankderbeg Square with its large bronze statue of Alexandre the Great meeting Thor, the luxurious Blloku area, the huge Parku I Madh (Grand Park) and Mount Dajti National Park.
Other impressive monuments are Tirana Castle, the Clock Tower of Tirana, Tanners’ Bridge, National Historic Museum or Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard. Local culture happens at National Theatre, National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, the National Library of Albania and the National Arts Gallery.
City nightlife is active, concentrated around Blloku and with entertainment possibilities for all preferences. Among the most reputed events there are Tirana Biennale, Tirana Jazz Festival, Summer Day, White Night, Rally Albania and Tirana Fashion Week.
If you wish to see the surrounding and escape city life, you can always enrol in a one-day trip to the seaside and enjoy one of the accessible restaurants and landscapes of Durrësi historic city of the Adriatic Sea.
International atmosphere in Tirana
Tirana’s inhabitants are warm and internationally known for their kindness. Albanians from this city also are animated and involved in socialization, so you might be surprised about the laughter and loud discussions. Locals are so well-known as warm that they include symbols such as “bread”, “salt” and “heart” of their hospitality in traditional songs.
Tirana’s population is growing, thanks to industrial development.
Tirana’s climate is balanced and includes very warm and humid summers and winters with snow falls. Average temperatures are around 12°C (54°F) in January and February and 31°C (88°F) in July and August.