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“Nice building”

Enver Hoxha Pyramid
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Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour
Beirut, Lebanon
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

It is worth seeing it.
Especially that we just heard that they are going to destroy it to build the new parliament.
It is a nice but old building.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Ugly reminder of an ugly past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Tirana - one of the few reminders of the ugly communist past of the country (now very rapidly erased), and one that may go very soon, as plans are made to build a new parliament building on the site.

Visited December 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“an old grey building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

what could have been a touristic and cultural sight is now a grey building withering away..its not possible to go inside the building and to get there one must go through the traffic...most good sights in Albania are outside Tirana (skhodra, lezhe, fushe kruja, gjirokastra, saranda etc etc) tirana is just unbearable..

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“So Bad it's Worth Seeing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

A remnant from the communist times, now stripped of its cover, and apparently good to go (to make room for new government buildings). Full of graffiti and partly derelict, there is not much to see. You cannot enter, and although some people climb it, this does not appear the safest thing to do... It's a great symbol of how the Hoxha era is regarded today.

Visited April 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Ugliest Building I Have Ever Seen”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

i have done a lot of travelling over the years in 67 countries and this is without a doubt the ugliest thing I have ever seen. It is so horrible that I just could not take my eyes off it, it is fascinatingly diabolical and TOTALLY worth your time in visiting. Words cannot express how dire it is.
It is derelict now having been used a disco and a conference centre. People have graffitied all over it and even robbed some of the stone steps in its exterior. It is the absolute epitome of Communist era Kitch. The dictator EnmverHoxha allowed his daughter to design and oversee its building, only a dictators kid would get away with this crime against taste, when you see it you will realise that.
But we kept going back day after day to marvel in its ugliness. Loved it, it is delightfully horrible.

Visited November 2012
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