The capital of Albania, Tirana traces its history back to a mosque, a bakery and a hammam, laid in the early 17th century. Over four centuries have passed and Tirana has acquired masterpieces of pompous Turkish, elegant Italian and heavy Soviet architecture. Turned into a modern city, it’s able to offer tourists entertaining night life and cultural leisure, too. The most popular sites of Tirana are situated in its centre. In Skanderbeg Square there is a statue of the national hero of Albania. Edem Bey Mosque is open for visits, so you have an opportunity to enjoy its stunning interior. The Museum of Albania’s History contains artefacts from the ancient times up to the latest Communist period. The symbol of Tirana – a magnificent Clock Tower – is definitely worth seeing as one of the oldest city buildings. In addition, you should visit the National gallery with an extensive collection of art from the 13th century to the present day.