Et`hem Bey Mosque, Tirana

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Visit the site of an event that marked a historic moment for Albanian religious freedom at Et`hem Bey Mosque. The centrally located mosque had been closed by the communists, but in 1991, 10,000 worshippers entered the mosque for a service and the police didn't stop them. Enter the mosque to see mosaic trees, bridges, and waterfalls in vibrant colors. You must remove your shoes before entering the space; shoulders must be covered, and women must cover their hair. Arrange to visit Et`hem Bey Mosque and other attractions in Tirana using our Tirana trip maker tool .
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  • Considered to be one of the most important mosques in Albania, this one is unfortunately closed for renovations. Located on the main square of Tirana, it is visible from the outside and is not that im...  more »
  • It's situated at one of the corners of the main square. It's beautiful and immediately caught our eyes. Unfortunately, it was being renovated when we were there, so we didn't get to have an up-close l...  more »
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  • The oldest mosque in the city and the only one that survived the communist regime. As a visitor you can enter, see the interior and take pictures (I asked first) without any problems. You just have to take off your shoes and women have to cover their heads (a scarf is for rent for free).
  • The Et'hem Bey Mosque is an 18th-century mosque located in the center of Tirana. The Mosque most noted feature being its 35 meter tall spire which contains a spiral staircase to the top. The tower was for many decades the tallest building in Albania’s capital, and it is considered by many to be the most beautiful mosque in the country too. Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991, without permission from the authorities.
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