Tirana and mysterious House of Leaves
According to statistic data, in all the Albania there are about 700.000 bunkers built by the communist government that served mainly for imprisonment of the misfits, their interrogation and torture, but also for secret arrangements and hiding.
The guide of the Ave Tours agency will tell you how Hoxha tested the resistance of the bunkers.
Nowadays the most bunkers are abandoned and only some of them located in Tirana were made into museums.
Only 300 meters away from the Skanderbeg statue is located a bunker that was transformed into a museum under the BunkArt project and is dedicated to the Albanian secret service during the time of the communist regime. The labyrinth of tunnels that lead to small rooms awaits you dozen meters underneath the ground.
BunkArt 2 – museum of terror
Named at first “Objekti Shtylla”, those bunkers were constructed in the 70s by order of Enver Hoxha who was in power for 40 long years. The goal was to hide from a nuclear attack, to carry out secret plans, and to interrogate prisoners.
After the mystical “underworld” of Tirana AVE Tours agency recommend you to visit a green oasis in the heart of the metropolis – The Grand Park of Tirana, a perfect place for a break in the green.
The headquarters of the religious Islamic Sufi Bektashi Order was also located in Tirana, and in 2001 has been completed the construction of the biggest church of the city – the catholic cathedral of St.Pavel.
In the very center of the city is located a national historical museum – the mysterious House of Leaves which tells its visitors about the secret surveillance service of Enver Hoxha – SIGURIMI.
Tirana is the city with a plenty of parks and botanical gardens, and in your free time we recommend you to take a walk by the local lake. The program also includes time for shopping in the TEG shopping center.
The House of Leaves – once the headquarters of the infamous Sigurimi
Visit the largest investment in the Balkans – a city that is rushing headlong to compensate for almost 50 years of isolation and reach the level of other capitals of Europe
Details & Itinerary
1. Group meeting in front of the Topolica sports hall at 7:00 a.m.
2. After crossing the border, a coffee break in front of Shkodër.
3. Tour of Tirana with a licensed tourist guide.
4. Optional tour of the House of Leaves museum.
5. Free time
6. Lunch – recommendation of national restaurants in Tirana
7. Organized trip to the TEG shopping center.
8. Return to Montenegro.
The excursion lasts about 12 hours
Private tours is not available
Group tours available
Note – this excursion is carried out from Bar and Ulcinj, and for those interested from other cities, an additional payment is required. For any additional information, contact us – your satisfaction is our goal!
A minimum of 40 passengers is required for the excursion!
Ortodox church in Tirana
Check the price list for private tours
Private tours are not available
from 30€ per person
A minimum of 40 people is required for the excursion.
Costs included in the price
- Transportation by tourist class bus
- Companion from Agency
- City sightseeing
- Licensed guide in Tirana
- Organizational costs
The price does not include
- Entrance ticket to the House of Leaves museum (6 Eur)
- Individual costs