Money saving tips when traveling to Tirana

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The Albanian capital, Tirana, is one of the best cities to visit for those on a budget in the Balkan Peninsula and Europe in general. At a time when most of the sights are either free or can be visited at a small cost, Tirana is classified as one of the most money-saving cities. Learn about money saving tips with us today when traveling to Tirana.

Access

When you arrive in Tirana, you can take a Rinas Express bus from Mother Teresa Airport in Tirana to the city center, which ends near the National History Museum of Albania, which is located in Skanderberg Square and lasts for 20 minutes at a cost of 250 pounds or just 2 euros.

Residence

The best area to live in the Albanian capital is the city center, where you can move around the city without having to use public or even private transport. You can choose between a group of inexpensive hotels or accommodations, and you will save more money. One of the best inns in downtown Milingona City Center is a vibrant and colorful inn located steps from Pazari I Ri, the new market in Tirana.

eat the food

For less prices, avoid the luxurious restaurants, which are characterized by high prices in the area of ​​Blloco, which is the most beautiful area in the Albanian capital. One of the best is Oda, a small restaurant that serves traditional cuisine like fërgesë, which is a traditional meal with spices, or salçe kosi (yogurt sauce), etc. … In this context, it is not necessary to forget the street food in Albania because it is very delicious and low in price! You should try the byrek, which is a traditional bakery or trilece, and is sweet milk and cream.

Museums

Among the most prominent museums to visit in Tirana are the National History Museum, the National Art Gallery and the BunkArt Museum. Entry to these three museums does not cost more than 900 lickes or 7 euros. If you want to visit these distinguished art museums for free, you can organize your visit during the annual museum night that takes place on May 18, 2020.

Free walking tours

The best way to test Tirana is the free Tirana walking tour which is led by tourist guides who speak English, Albanian and Italian. On this tour you will see the main landmarks in Tirana such as the Enver Hoxha Pyramid, Haytham Peak Mosque, the Catholic Cathedral, the Orthodox Cathedral and other important landmarks. The tour starts daily at 10 am in front of the Opera House in Skanderberg Square and lasts for about two hours.

Industrial Tirana Lake

On a sunny day, you can see a tour of Tirana’s largest park, Grand Park, which is located around an artificial lake. A visit to the park is ideal for avoiding crowds in the capital and enjoying the surrounding nature.

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Skanderberg Square in Tirana

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Blloku District

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