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Et`hem Bey Mosque

Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
(+355-4) 22 37 01
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Tirana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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San Francisco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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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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Hertfordshire
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I went to the mosque during a big downpour a few minutes before the service started. After having removed my shoes I watched the parade of mostly men entering the mosque for prayer. The mosque is an historical building situated in the very centre of the capital

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South Pasadena, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Worth dropping in while in the center of Tirana as it's nicely located right in the center where the National History Museum, the statue of Skenderbeg himself is located which is also the Major hub for the Tirana city buses. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it otherwise, there are many beautiful mosques in the world and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went to see it as it was there. Nothing to really write home about, just another mosque, based in the centre of the city. For those who have never visited a Mosque it is a good place to start. However it is more elaborate than other mosques and the people are very friendly.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A very well maintained mosque! Fine paintings. Good that it was not destrouyed after 1967. Sure worth a visit.

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This small mosque in the center of town was beautifully decorated inside and out. The paintings are very interesting. For me it was the prime attraction in Tirana.

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

One of the best preserved and most beautiful mosques from the Ottoman time. It is located just in the centre of Tirana. Really easy to visit.

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