Skanderberg Square, seen from the balcony of Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Skanderberg Square, seen from the balcony of Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania, is the main tourist attraction in the capital city. It is named after the Albanian national hero Skanderbeg, whose statue sits in the middle of the grassy green oval.

The 36-foot tall monument was inaugurated in the 1968, on the 500th anniversary of the death of Skanderbeg, a national hero and the warrior honored for resisting the Ottomans until is death.