Durres (Tirana), Albania

Durres (Tirana), Albania

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The heart and capital of Albania

Durrës is one of Albania's oldest cities, evidence of which can be found scattered around town. A 2nd century Roman amphitheatre sits half unearthed in the center, and partially carved columns of a Byzantine Forum are encircled by homes and apartment buildings.

Tirana began to develop only in the 16th century, when a bazaar was established for locally produced luxury goods, including silk and fine metals. Established as a city by a local feudal lord, its first buildings were a mosque, a bakery, and a hamman (Turkish bath); 300 years later it was named the country’s capital.

Durres Amphitheatre

Durres Amphitheatre

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Durres Amphitheatre

Durres Amphitheatre

Once one of the largest on the Balkan peninsula with a capacity of 20,000 people, this 2nd century Roman amphitheatre sits half unearthed in the center of the city. Visit the museum on site and explore the chapel and galleries with beautiful mosaics.

Durres Archaeological Museum

Durres Archaeological Museum

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Durres Archaeological Museum

Durres Archaeological Museum

Supported by the Albanian Institute of Archaeology and the Academy of Sciences, the Durres Archaeological Museum is the largest archaeological museum in Albania. Explore an extensive collection of ancient artifacts from the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman periods, including the incredible mosaic, the Beauty of Durres, and a collection dedicated to the goddess Venus.

Visit To Tirana & Kruja With Lunch

Visit To Tirana & Kruja With Lunch

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Visit To Tirana & Kruja With Lunch

Visit To Tirana & Kruja With Lunch

Explore the second biggest amphitheater in the Balkan Peninsula, the National Archeological Museum, Scanderbeg Square, Palace of Culture, the National Theater of Opera and Ballet and more before a visit to the historic city of Kruja and a traditional meal with Albanian folk music.

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Durres (Tirana), Albania At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 41°19'53.94"N 19°49'54.48"E
Size: 41.80 KM2 (16.14 MI2)
Population: 421,546
Density: 10,085 Pop/KM2 (3,894 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +355

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