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.
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Fascinating! I always wondered what Albania looked like. It seems beautiful, but must be a hard place to live.
I think it’s getting better for Albanians, Roxan. They sure seem filled with an indomitable spirit, and I didn’t hear many of them say they wanted to leave their country, which was a pervasive attitude in the other Balkan countries I visited.