Just two weekends before Christmas 2022, I have been to Tirana for the very first time. I was aiming to have a first overview of the Albanian capital. The country is booming, economically and as a tourist destination, so I was really curious about it. One of the key places in Tirana, without a doubt, is Skanderbeg Square – or Sheshi Skënderbej, how it is named in local language. The roughly 40,000 square meter Square in the heart of Tirana is also adjacent and close to some key attractions like National History Museum. Due to the time of year, there was some Christmas market – alike set up. As there was also a small fun fair-style Ferris Wheel, I felt that this is a nice first posting introducing you to the city. Hope you enjoy my Pictured Story.
Skanderbeg Square – Location & Transport
Skanderbeg Square is somehow the central place in Tirana. Apart from the sights, there are also a couple of public transport options around. This also includes the airport express bus. I took taxis to travel within the city, also as my hotel was a bit of remote. I read that during nighttime, Skanderbeg Square may be a bit of spooky – which may already be due to the sheer size.