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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  • Located at Skandarbeg square, one of the oldest buildings of Tirana,is now under restoration. I was told it will take an year or so to complete present process and then it will be open to devotees and...  more »
  • It is under construction for a long period of time, and it does not seem to advance. There was a fence, but it was broken, and I could see it from the gap for a moment. It seems to have been splendid, but there is no sign.
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  • It is definitely a place to visit while in Tirana as it is one of the oldest buildings in the city which survived the prior regime destroying religious buildings all around the city and country. Unfortunately right now it is under reconstruction so you cant get in but hopefully it'll be finnished soon.
  • This mosque, built by Ottoman Turks in the 1790s, contains lovely frescoes that look uniquely Albanian. Many of its panels consist of feathery representations of items like minaret tops, purses or pouches. Others depict buildings, some looking like small cities; some like resorts with blowing palm trees. Other frescoes show nature scenes: forests, cataracts and watercourses. I’ve never seen frescoes like these in other mosques. Entrance requires no headscarf, but does require covered shoulders and legs. Respect the ceremonies being conducted in this very busy mosque.
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