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Et`hem Bey Mosque

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Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
Phone Number: (+355-4) 22 37 01

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Small Mosque but full of history, very nice to observe, friendly and open

Worth a visit, for a short 20 minutes at most, worth to look and to enjoy the setting and the deco inside. this is a key place in the town and the mosque survived communism as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Worth a visit, for a short 20 minutes at most, worth to look and to enjoy the setting and the deco inside. this is a key place in the town and the mosque survived communism as a secular building. different to Hagia Sophia etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This mosque is still an active worship ground so while visiting you have to be really cautious about what you are wearing and how you behave at the place. The peculiarity of the motifs around this place is that these motifs are quite rare to the usual Islamic architectural detailing and it maybe that is why even if following the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a very small mosque still ‘used’ by locals. The door were closed but very friendly locals knocked vigorously and helped me to get inside. The mosque is as interesting from the inside as from the outside. If you are a women you need to wear a scarf and they will lead you by narrow steps to the balcony... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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