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Address: Blv. Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana, Albania
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A Symbolic Reminder of the Past

Shells spent during the unrest in the 1990s then melted down is an excellent idea for a Peace Bell. The surrounding area and square is quite modern then you come upon this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Shells spent during the unrest in the 1990s then melted down is an excellent idea for a Peace Bell. The surrounding area and square is quite modern then you come upon this Bell and the Hoxha Pyramid built in the Communist era. I did not quite figure out why it had been erected where it is but hopefully it will... More 

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Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The concept of children collecting the used cartridges of shells to create the bell is lovely but the park in which this bell is situated is dirty and neglected and the bell surrounds are covered in graffiti. A shame as it could be a rather pleasant park.

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Thank Robin W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

There is a poignant reason for this bell. Shell casings from the war in the 1990s were used to cast this bell. However, it is in an obscure place and you can easily miss it! It is permissible to ring the bell.

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Thank gyanfernando
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Oh well, what can i say, it is a bell :D. Nothing special, but nice idea thought. Check out the pyramid too, it is just next to bell....

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Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

What should have been an inspiring millennium monument to promote peace, has been transferred into a not-maintained and rotten wall with a bell. A missed opportunity ... :-(

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

School children collected the material to make this peace bell from bullet shells. It is set just in front of the decrepit monument of communist dictator enver Hoxha. Symbolic.

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I really liked the monument and the decrepit-looking Hodxa pyramid that it stands in front of. The square surrounding it is quite modern, so the contrast between the old Communist aesthetic and the advent of the modern world is quite pleasant.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Why make a monument and let it get into a bad state,this seems to happen all over Tirana,the bell is made from melted bullet/shell cases but it's just left in a run down part of town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The concept and intention behind the bell is definitely heart touching but unfortunately this is not worth the effort for the fact that the whole surrounding and the bell is not impressive enough to make you travel to the place. The location is right along the Enver Hoxha pyramid and just like the pyramid, this too lacks an appeal and... More 

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Goa Velha, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The bell must be placed in a better place given its significance rather than in the rundown area opposite the Enver Hoxha pyramid. Like so many other sights in Tirana we could have easily missed it. The whole area is in disrepair and unsavory characters and panhandlers abound. Still its worth a visit to see the Pyramid of the erstwhile... More 

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