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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Very touched by the intimacy of the space. Quiet and serene in the . middle of busy Tirana. Clearly a refuge for prayer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We have visited several mosques around the world, the majority being of grandeur in size and design. To have one built in the 1700's saved during the time of Hoxha's reign of no religion is very special. It is small and the frescoes are most interesting. It helped to have our guide with us for explanations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

You must remove your shoes. Women must cover their heads. Scarves provided. One tourist was admonished by a worshipper to be quiet. Another had to be reminded to put his shoes back on after stepping off the carpet. It amazes me they still let tourists in as this is a solemn place where the devout spend a lot of time... More

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Reading, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A very small old mosque with a great interior. Quiet, warm and welcoming, set in Tirana's frenetic traffic.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This Mosque is in the square area and is easy to find. The interior is well kept up and is worthwhile to view.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Situated right in the middle of Skanderbeg Square its hard to miss the city's last remaining showcase mosque from the Ottoman period. Funny enough the square dedicated to the Albania's national hero who valiantly fought for the country's independence from the Muslim Ottomans encompasses the a temple to the very religion that the Ottomans brought with force to the Balkans.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 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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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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