It is not easy to describe Tirana in a few words. Tirana is probably the most colorful capital in Europe, a very lively and cultural city. This metropolitan capital has undergone modernization at lightning speed while much of its Ottoman, Italian, and communist architecture recall its history and old-world spirit. There are plenty of churches, mosques, museums, galleries, and shopping malls to visit, but Tirana is most giving when you immerse yourself in it.
During your stay at Select Hill Resort you can visit very easily the city center. One of the most beautiful attractions of Tirana city is Dajti mountain.Here we want to show you what you can see and do very close to the hotel.
Mount Dajti National Park: Is highly frequented by day and considered the ‘Natural Balcony of Tirana’. It is a wonderful place throughout the year, but especially in summer, a place to breathe fresh air, while in winter the mountain and park are covered in snow. The National Park is a very nice place for walks, picnics, mountain biking and hiking.
Distance from Select Hill Resort – 16.8km.
Dajti Ekspres: Located just outside the city, the Austrian built cable car will whisk you away to our complex at the top of Dajti Mountain on the longest cableway in the Balkans. Reaching an elevation of 1,613 meters and crossing an area of 294km2, the Dajti Express offers the shortest and the most gorgeous ride to a panoramic view showcasing Albanian nature in all of its natural splendor. If you choose to forego the minibus ride to the peak of the mountain then you will be rewarded with a pleasant stroll through forests made-up of beech, oak, cherry, and black pine trees.
Distance from Select Hill Resort – 4.7km Website: www.dajtiekspres.com
Adventure Park: The adventure park has a mixture of courses to suit both adults and children aged 5 years and above. Located just a short walk from the Dajti Ekspres and surrounded by forest offers you an adventurous and funny day with family and friends.
Distance from Select Hill Resort – 15.5km Website: www.dajtiekspres.com
Bunkart 1: With almost 3000 sq meters of space underground spread over several floors, the bunker was built for Albania’s political elite in the 1970s and remained a secret for much of its existence. Now it hosts exhibits that combine the modern history of Albania with pieces of contemporary art.
Distant from Select Hill Resort – 4.2km Website: www.bunkart.al
Select Hill Resort is situated just 8.5km away from Tirana city center, and we could like to give you also some suggestions on what to see and do in Tirana.
National History Museum: If you are interested in the history of the Albanians, you cannot miss the National History Museum. Find more info at www.mhk.gov.al
Skanderbeg square: It seems that all the streets of the city lead to this square, which since 2010 has been the subject of several redevelopment projects.
Et`hem Bey Mosque: The construction of this precious mosque dates back to the beginning of the decade of 1970 and was commissioned by Molla Bey, a work completed only three decades later in 1820 by the hand of the son Haxhi Et’hem Bey. Closed under the communist regime, the mosque was reopened as a place of worship on January 18, 1991.
The Cloud of Sou Fujimoto: The Cloud is an art installation placed in front of the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana, Albania. Since 2016, the Cloud has served as a modern art space for cultural events in Tirana.
The New Bazaar is located at Avni Rustemi Square, only 8 minutes walk from the center of Tirana and quickly became the newest attraction of the city. It hosts some contemporary painted buildings, but it respects tradition and is giving back to the city the beauty and authenticity. The local market offers a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, seafood and meat.
The Pyramid: It was inaugurated on October 14, 1988, as the mausoleum of the dictator, Enver Hoxha. The pyramid form was designed by a group of architects led by the daughter and son-in-law of the dictator. It is not a museum and you can walk around outside it any time of day or night. You can even climb to the top of it.
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Rruga Nacionale Tirane-Dajt Km4 , 1001 Dajt