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Tirana is a mixture of Western Europe and the old Russia, interspersed with influences of the Middle East. The city has overcome its recent troubled past and has stood up like a jewel in Eastern Europe. The modern Tirana is full of restaurants, nightlife and hotels and has rediscovered itself and become an energetic, vibrant and cosmopolitan city that it is worth exploring.


Population 421,286
Currency 1 Lek = 100 qindarka
Opening hours Opening hours vary, but shops are generally open between 9 am and 6 pm. Some shops are closed on Saturdays while others are closed on Sundays.
Newspapers Tirana Times
Albanian Daily News
Albanian Mail
Emergency numbers Police: 129
Ambulance: 127
Tourist information Tourist Information Centre
Rr. Ded Gjo Luli 4, Tirana
Opening Hours:
11 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-2 pm. Closed on Sundays