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House of Leaves

149 Reviews

House of Leaves

149 Reviews
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Explore Tirana, the capital of Albania, through a culinary lens. Visit architectural and cultural landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the New Bazaar, and Blloku, a bustling, now-trendy neighborhood that was once restricted to communist party members. Along the way, enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, and raki, a strong, Grappa-like beverage made with star anise and local fruits.
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Emily wrote a review Jan 2021
Baltimore, Maryland43 contributions3 helpful votes
Summaries in Albanian and English, but I recommend having the staff guide you through, he showed me things I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise, as some exhibits are not-so-obviously labeled. Personally, I enjoyed BunkArt2 better, but the staff informed me that one is privately funded, whereas House of Leaves relies on state funding - understandable. Don’t miss the bunker they have in the front terrace, very cool!
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Date of experience: January 2021
KittieMeow wrote a review Oct 2020
Morristown, New Jersey92 contributions21 helpful votes
Its not an ancient site but worth to pay a visit. It only takes a couple of hours for the tour. Sadly its about how a hospital where cured human bodies became a torture place. A history for us to learn and a place to remind us to be a better human being...
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Date of experience: October 2020
The World is My Oyster wrote a review Sep 2020
Orlando, Florida18,614 contributions5,503 helpful votes
We walked by the building a few times as it looked very unique with a beautiful outside design. It is tucked inside the city, with trees and wines all over it. There's a ton of history from the old communist regime there, especially the tactics used by the police back then. Very interesting place to visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
B1714D wrote a review Aug 2020
Belgrade, Serbia8,674 contributions2,504 helpful votes
Frankly, I didn't spend much time here as I knew exactly what to expect. It's another showcase of communist paranoia I've visited in many ex communist countries all over eastern Europe. Moreover, House of Leaves depicts the similar theme as the Bunkart 2 which is 5 min walk and I found it more interesting as it's in an original bunker. However, for those not so familiar with this frantic topic, it's a good place to learn on spy and interrigation activities, some of them so imaginative that James Bond could envy.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Anthony V wrote a review Aug 2020
Nancy, France26 contributions2 helpful votes
This crazy house was the temple of spying ! If you take 1 hour to visit it, you will better understand the madness of this dictatorship that albanians suffered during 50 years ! You can get explanations and clarifications in English thanks to guides present in this house.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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