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Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania

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george castiorta skanderber has been for sure one of the most important man of albania of all the times. his name echoes everywhere in abania and not only. his statue dominates... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Statue of national hero Skandenberg, after which it is named in Albania almost everything :) located on the edge Skandenberg Square in Tirana.You certainly encounter when walking around town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

george castiorta skanderber has been for sure one of the most important man of albania of all the times. his name echoes everywhere in abania and not only. his statue dominates the center of skanderger square in the heart of tirana. amazing statue and great spot for your pictures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There are tons of these statues all over Albania. If you are only in Tirana then check it out. Otherwise, you will see them in several other cities since he is the national hero.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You can read about him if you look up George Castriot, Gjergj Kastrioti, Skënderbeu or İskender Bey. He was a homegrown, Ottoman trained, rebel military leader whose skill blocked Ottoman expansion in the 1400s. He represents Christian resistance against the Ottoman Muslims, not unlike the Romanian Vlad Țepeș (Dracula).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The monument was made of bronze and has a very nice tiny details even the face was done very good. This monument deserves to give name to the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

With diplomatic recognition in every part of Western Europe, he got little help that you would call "in time". He is an example of hill people who never forget hearth and home regardless of training or opportunity. Not mythological, rare at the same time common, a real person with qualities worth imitation...not a hollow statue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

With brilliant colorful buildings around and snow cap mountains in the distance my visit to see Albania famed nobleman was spectacular. You will have to navigate a busy traffic circle for a close up view but it's worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

apparently he was what every strong Albanian likes to be today, a good father and a strong fighter. He is famous and the statute survived many revolutions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Those who step on to Albanian soils cannot avoid Skanderbeg. The man was and still remains one of the most influential people in Albanian history and that is why a massive and impressive sculpture has been placed in his honour right in the heart of Tirana, Albanian capital. It truly stands in the core of the city and almost everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is hearth and center of Tirane. Means a lot for Albanians. There was a nice decoration in front for holidays in December so we used it as a spot for couple of memorial pictures of our trip in Albania

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Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
Location: Europe  >  Albania  >  Tirana

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