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Et`hem Bey Mosque

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Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
Phone Number: (+355-4) 22 37 01
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A mosque worth visiting. It is located right on Skanderbeg Square. It is always open to visitors, except at prayer times which is true for all mosques. While other religious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This mosque is right in the center of Tirana so you can't miss it. It's quite small so a visit should take no more than roughly 10 minutes if you don't go in for prayers. You're free to walk around and gaze at the beautifully painted ceiling and dome. Just remember to take of your shoes and cover shoulders and... More 

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Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice memory always tied with this mosque where i done my katb ketab with my wife. Mosque from inside full of history .

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A mosque worth visiting. It is located right on Skanderbeg Square. It is always open to visitors, except at prayer times which is true for all mosques. While other religious places were destroyed, this one was designated as a cultural not religious site and therefore was saved from demolition.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Holy place full of history and very informative of Isamic religion for non- muslims where you are explained all the items used in worship and their relevance and meaning as well as providing headscarves for females . Well worth a visit

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque is very interesting to visit, beeing the only one survived to the comunist era in Albania, small with some frescos makes this an obligatory stop in Tirana.

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Thank Dash S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mosque is still in use today and it contains the original paints and wood carvings since of its beginings. Is easily accesible and open for everybody

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Buren, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Not that old, building started in 1789, it is one of a few survivors of a communist era. The building has a number of very nice frescoes on the outside as well as inside. It's a working mosque. Be aware to respect the building and its function. It is well worth your time to visit the inside. The front room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Be Sure to enter it, it is very interesting and it will take just few minutes to look at it. If you are here, take off your shoes and go inside, you wont regret it.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Step inside this small, unassuming mosque and you'll find incredible murals on every surface, right up into the dome. The paintings of an unidentified city are particularly interesting. Free.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Pop in for a minute to view the painted walls and ceiling. Like with most Tirana buildings, if you are near something, pop in. Don't make a special trip since it's a small mosque without any standout claim to fame! Saw this during the free Tirana walking tour and interesting to learn only 4% of Albanians actively practice any religion.... More 

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