Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

Language English, French, Italian
Price 190 EUR for tour
Capacity Group of up to 5 people
Duration 10 hours

Just a few days in Albania, you will get a sense of our 50 – year – old communist legacy. Let’s explore together the soil in which Albanian roots are planted. This tour is frighteningly exciting, historical, realistically subtle in a way that life today can’t capture.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Bunk’Art 1 & 2 Museum visits

Tirana’s street – food and Raki at Komiteti Café Museum.

Socialist realism art work

Exploring ex-Blloku area

TOUR INFORMATION:

Departure: 09:00 am

Included: Transportation, Tour Director, Street food, Raki break, Museum entrances.

Getting around: Private motor coach, walking.

Itinerary

We start our journey of the past at the Bunk’ Art Museum with a full – immersion of the Albanian history of the last 100 years. The ex – nuclear bunker, build to accommodate Communist Dictator Hoxha in the event of attack, tells us the story of the dictator’s time and the past two World Wars through photographs, items and documents.

After we step out of Bunk’ Art, we head for “qofte” ( meat balls), yogurt sauce, patato chips and local beer, Tirana’s typical street food!

Walk towards Skanderbeg Square and learn about the historical building such as Et’hem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower, that surround the main square of Tirana.

Enter in the National Gallery of Arts for many socialist realist art. Powerful images give a sense of how “realistic” art was used to create propaganda.

Behold the pyramid, the former “Enver Hoxha Museum”. Its once – white marble walls are now crumbling and full of graffiti. Discover its history from our local Tour Director.

Coffee break at Komiteti – Kafe Museum for some raki, communist candy and maybe some coffee also.

We will walk through the Blloku area, where we discover the home of Enver Hoxha and other senior members of his regime. We will stop at the Post Blloku memorial, which honors former political prisoners, in an area once forbidden to enter.

Our last stop is BunkArt 2. This museum reconstructs the history of the Albanian Ministry of Internal Affairs from 1912 to 1991 and reveals the secrets of “Sigurimi”, the political police that was the harsh persecution weapon used by the regime of Enver Hoxha. It is the first major video museum exhibition dedicated to the victims of communist terror.

Drop off at hotel or anywhere in Tirana.

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