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Address: Blv. Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana, Albania

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An interesting monument situated near the Pyramid, It is made from gun shells spent during the unrest in the 1990s by school children

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
Susan P
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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Sandnes, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The bell has a great story and is a powerful symbol. Sadly the area is full of trash, graffiti and is generally overgrown and neglected. In a nicer park or area this would have been great. As it sits it's simply not worth the walk.

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Even without knowing the story behind the bell's making, it makes an interesting worth passing-by view. Seeing local youth climbing on the wall beside it and kicking it, makes the turbulent times during which it was cast resound more clearly.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

An interesting monument situated near the Pyramid, It is made from gun shells spent during the unrest in the 1990s by school children

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Thank Susan P
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Careful - the "Pyramid" is a lot easier to climb up than it is to get back down - but it's one of those things the young and young-at-heart can't resist

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 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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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 29 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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473 reviews
279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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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