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Et`hem Bey Mosque

Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
(+355-4) 22 37 01
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Ranked #3 of 30 Attractions in Tirana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful mosque, one of the few sites in Tirana, that has what appears authentic painted walls and wooden areas. Be wary of the tour guides standing outside offering to show you around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Et'hem Bey Mosque is one of the few attractions in Tirana. It sits beside the clock tower in the south east corner of Skanderbeg Square. Building work started in 1789 by Molla Bey and was completed by his son Et'hem Bey in 1821. It is free to enter and open 8am-10pm. The central prayer room is highly decorated with alternating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful mosque with nice paintings on the wall and domes. Very genuine and the originality is well kept. Open for all visitor. The stairs to ladies praying area is so classic. I went with my non muslim friend who were offered a scarf to cover the hair. I highly reccomed to visit this mosque. Oh yes... The azan (call for... More

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The paintings inside are great. The mosque has a peaceful atmosphere inside. Usually there are people who can give information about it.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Anyone visiting here should listen to their prayers which was sung. The walls were full of paintings and frescoes centuries old.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very small but well preserved and fairly unique Mosque. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit but it is in a central location near other attractions. There is a much better example in Tetovo, Macedonia which is definitely worth going out of your way to see.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went to go in to the Mosque but only my husband was allowed in. I peeked from the doorway and it seems like the dome was quite beautiful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice wall paintings. It is central so you might as well visit, especially if you haven't been to a mosque before, but otherwise it is unremarkable. Not very welcoming. I was quickly dispatched upstairs to the women's balcony, which hasn't happened to me before except from choice. It gave me a good view but the spiral staircase is very tight,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautifully designed mosque in active use. Exquisitely decorated frescoes. Mosque is in active use; head coverings for women required and remove shoes before going in. No charge.

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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

As a Turkish from Islamic faith, it was a very nice experience to attend a Friday ceremony in this small mosque. The arthitecture is typical Balkan Ottoman. The mosque is full even triple capacity on Fridays. Upper floor is for women and downstairs for men. It is the only remaining historical religious building which survived the Enver Hoxha dictatorship. The... More

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