Welcome to Tirana
Tirana is the capital of the Republic of Albania and the main political, economic and cultural center of the country. The city forms an independent administrative unit, as well as the administrative center of the area and of Tirana district. The city has an area of 30 km ². It was founded in 1614 and it became the capital of the country in 1920. Being a small but compact city, the best method of exploration is walking. The architecture of the city is largely represented by monuments and constructions in Italian and Turkish style, it is so due to the city’s geographic position mid way between Istanbul and Rome, an amalgam of influences from both cultures.
The further development and the establishment of the Tirana city was made possible due to its geographical position, fertile land, rich forests and water, at the crossroads between the Adriatic and the eastern Albania, along with the Qafa e K `Rab Valley andthe Shkubin River. The gray and the boring old town has radically changed. It became a city full of life and color in the last decade . Tirana is still rapidly growing . It became a commercial and administrative center with several comfortable hotels, restaurants, discos, pubs and modern facilities for conventions and conferences.