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Et`hem Bey Mosque

Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
Phone Number: (+355-4) 22 37 01
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Tirana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Reigate, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A very beautiful mosque. I has painted walls rather than tiles and women can go upstairs although it is a trip climb up a narrow staircase. It is not always open and sometimes you take pictures but always.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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332 reviews 332 reviews
77 attraction reviews
668 helpful votes 668 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Ask them to turn the lights on, so you can see the wall and ceiling details well. It's right in the center of the Square, and just take a few minutes to tour.

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Ede, The Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Located in heart of Tirana this is a beautiful monument with impressive wall murals. Easy to visit also for females.

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Los Angeles, California
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495 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This mosque is important for two reasons: the impressive frescoes inside and that it was not demolished when religious practices were forbidden in the late 1960s in Albania. During that time many places of worship were destroyed (of all religions). Make sure you're covered/respectfully dressed when you enter.

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British Columbia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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LA, Calif
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256 reviews 256 reviews
124 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
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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Torrance, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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