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Skanderbeg Statue

Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Tirana
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Split, Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia
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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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Goa Velha, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Right in the centre of the Skanderberg square surrounded by the clock tower, Opera, Museum, Municipality, couple of Ministry offices and Art Gallery. Its in front and to one side of the Tirana International Hotel (tall building). Nice lawn around. Take a couple of photos and walk around the square- almost everything worth seeing is around here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Just like Mother Theresa, most counties in the Balkans claim Skanderbeg, (and you will see the same statue from Kosovo and several other surrounding countries). Tirana's statue is in Skanderbeg Square, which is near the Clock Tower and the National History Museum in the city center. It is worth a picture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A hero to Albanians. It's in an easy location too find. A nice stroll pass with some photos is easily done! Just needs a path in front of it so don't stand on the grass.

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Solingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I think this is a great addition to Tirana's centre. Its called Skanderbeg Square after all. He was Albania's national hero so its a great big part of our history. I love this place.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

So it's more like Skanderbeg Oval instead of a Square. It's still an impressive public area in central Tirana. I enjoyed the view best from atop the nearby Clock Tower.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Skaderbeg is just one of my favorite statues ever. You can feel the strength of the history and the man. If it were to come alive while I stood watching I wouldn't be surprised. I see it every day as I walk out and I will never tire of it.

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LA, Calif
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Great statue for a man who means so much to the people of Albania. We were told during Hoxha's communist reign there was a statue of Stalin instead, Now Albanians can continue their local pride

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Skanderbeg's Statue takes pride of place in the very centre of Tirana. He's regarded as Albania's national hero and lived in the early 1400's when he defended the country against Ottoman attack. This statue show him atop his horse wearing his trademark helmet with a goat's head on top. Traffic around the statue is chaotic but its worth crossing the... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Literally, it's in the center of Tirana which is a hub for many of the bus lines in the city and I pass by it almost daily for one reason or another. It's cool but if you know about who this guy is and what he means to the Albanian people and their history, it's pretty cool. If you are... More 

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