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City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day

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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.
$70.30 per adult
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Follow-the-Lemur wrote a review Mar 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia14 contributions5 helpful votes
It is hard to believe that thirty short years ago Albania was the most isolated country in all of Europe, a self-enclosed hard-line Communist country dominated by a paranoid leadership prepared for imminent invasion. Hard to believe because of the hospitality and warmth of the people, the flair for entrepreneurship exhibited in the vibrant restaurants and shops, and the dynamism of the city of Tirana. Bunk’Art1 is not just the way to experience the sense of fear that gripped the Communist leadership; it also provides exhibits and an honest accounting of the history of the country, particularly from its annexation by Italy at the advent of World War II to present. The museum itself, located deep in a mountain you pass over as you leave the Dajti Express lower station, is a warren of underground tunnels with rooms coming off them that was designed to house the political and military leadership of the country in the event of an attack. Built in the 1970s but never used for its actual purpose, it features a modest suite of rooms for former Communist leader never Hoxha, meeting rooms for the military leadership of the country, a large plenary room for assemblies, and dozens of other rooms with air purification equipment, sleeping quarters for staff, and a cantina. The museum is well-marked int English as well as Albanian, and is worth an hour or two of exploration. The staff at the entrance is unfailingly informative and helpful. A must stop, even though it is a bit off the beaten path. Great to combine with a ride up to Mount Dajti on the Dajti Express cable car.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Bunkart1Staff, Manager at Bunk'Art 1
Responded Mar 9, 2021
Dear Luke Z, Thank you very much for making Bunkart part of your visit in Albania and for writing your detailed review here on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to read that you liked your experience at Bunkart1 and that you found it informative and the staff very helpful. We wish you a very beautiful upcoming months. Much appreciation! Stay safe! Bunkart Staff
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Tyrer wrote a review Jan 2021
Tirana, Albania2 contributions
This is must-see place for everyone who come to Tirana. Very good museum with bunker underground dedicated to Albanian communist paranoia by Enver Hoxha.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Bunkart1Staff, Manager at Bunk'Art 1
Responded Jan 12, 2021
Dear Tyrerlyndia2020, Thank you so much for choosing to visit Bunkart1 and for writing us your review, we are happy to read that you liked your visit here. Much appreciation! Have a nice day! :)
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Jim H wrote a review Dec 2020
Chisinau, Moldova2,414 contributions171 helpful votes
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A historical museum that included many exhibits, artifacts, documents, letters, photographs, etc. These include: Albania under German occupation and Fascist Italy, diplomacy, post war, and liberation. It's a fabulous history and political museum. It's a must visit and I highly recommend touring this bunker!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Bunkart1Staff, Manager at Bunk'Art 1
Responded Dec 24, 2020
Dear Jim H, We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at Bunkart1. Thank you so much for visiting us and for your recommendation. Much appreciation! Happy holidays! Thank you!
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kht53 wrote a review Dec 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado265 contributions81 helpful votes
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Apparently one of about 175,000 bunkers built by paranoid Hoxha regime in the 70s. 4 levels, with stairs with exhibits and descriptions in Albanian and English. Not an art exhibit in a bunker. If you want an audio guide, you'll need an app on your phone and earbuds. Admission 500 leks, 300 for senior.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Bunkart1Staff, Manager at Bunk'Art 1
Responded Dec 10, 2020
Dear kht53, Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to visit Bunkart. Much appreciation. We wish you have a nice weekend!
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Jack Whit wrote a review Nov 2020
Durres, Albania6 contributions
Great museum dedicated to the Albanian communist paranoia by Enver Hoxha set up in the feet of mount Dajti. 5 levels down bunker inside eath.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Bunkart1Staff, Manager at Bunk'Art 1
Responded Nov 18, 2020
Dear Jack_white121, Thank you so much for your visit at Bunkart1 and for writing us your review here on Trip Advisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your journey. Wishing you a warm weekend! Thank you! :))
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