Is a must see if you are in Tinara. Beautiful mosque from ottoman period, the only one left by that period in the city.
Maybe it is not dazzling. But it is an unique Ottoman mosque which wriggled out from the irreligious destruction of communism... just with the help of Allah (god). It is not hard to feel the history inside it.
Located in front of the Clock Tower, this 18th Century mosque was exquisite. Painted carvings around the outside of this small mosque was completely different from those seen elsewhere. The caretaker provided a warm welcome and I was glad to have made the stop. Closed under communist rule, the Mosque reopened in 1991 as a house of worship, without permission... More
Well worth a visit- this is a beautiful and tranquil place. We knocked on the door and were allowed to enter by a very obliging caretaker. It is obligatory to remove footwear when entering a mosque but it is also a mark of respect for women to cover their heads so take a scarf when you go.
Being a christian I am not often to be found in mosques. We arrived just after opening. The warden(?) helped us in and though barely speaking a few words in English explained us the rules and the most important things to know in the mosque. Which is nice and almost intimidating, but definitely not great and extraordinary like they say... More
We received a very warm welcome and were encouraged to explore the mosque and take photos. Gives you a great feeling as a non-Muslim to receive such a warm welcome. Strongly recommend visiting
Here we had a very nice experience. We arrived at the mosque diring the ceremony...and they asked nice if we could waith for 5 minutes until they finish this prayers. After that we entered inside and there was a nice little old man hat make us sigh to take photos, he even open the lith for us so we can... More
Tirana is a city with less to do than most places, so this becomes an attraction. Dress respectfully and take off your shoes. Nothing very special inside, but historically important. Worth stopping in.
An old painted mosque in the centre of town which is well worth a visit to see the exquisite paintings
Who do they think they are, blaring music from the loudspeakers so early in the morning? Demanded to speak to the manager, claimed they didn't have one! Then they wanted to steal my shoes and forcibly removed me from the premises when I refused to remove them and hand them over. Get your own shoes!
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