in Tirana: The Skanderbeg Square
The Skanderbeg Square is the main square in the centre of Tirana, Albania. The square is named after the Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastriot known as Skanderbeg. He was born on May 6 in 1405 and died on 17 January 1468. It is the Albanian National Hero, the most prominent figure in the history of Albanians. After leaving Ottoman service, he led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in what is today Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia. Skanderbeg always signed himself as Lord of Albania.
The total area of Skanderberg is about 40.000 square metres. The Skanderberg Monument dominates the square. Many buildings are situated at the square. The most important one is the National Museum of History.
The National Museum of History is the national historical museum of Albania and the country's largest museum located inTirana. It was opened on 28 October 1981.
Above the entrance of the museum is a large mural mosaic titled The Albanians that depicts purported ancient to modern figures from Albania's history. The museum includes the following pavilions: the Pavilion of Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Independence, Iconography, National Liberation Antifascist War, Communist Terror and Mother Teresa.
These photos were taken in August 2018 and show the National Museum of History, the National Opera, the Skanderberg Monument, the Ethem Bey Mosque and the Clock Tower.