Clock Tower In Tirana
Tower in Tirana
The Clock Tower was built in 1822 by the Ottoman court poet Haxhi Et’hem Bey and for a long time it was the tallest building in the city. The tower was extended to 35m in 1928 when a German-made clock was also installed. The current clock is Chinese and it the fourth clock in the tower’s existence.
Since 1996 you can scale the narrow 90 steps of the spiral staircase of the tower and take in the beautiful views of the city center of Tirana.
One of the tower’s curious features is its clock, which has been changed in the history of building several times. The first was a Viennese design, replaced by a German-style timepiece that was destroyed during World War II. There was one after that with Roman numerals coming down in favor of the current Chinese clock in the 1970s.
The tower features on the city’s coat of arms. This tower is also visible from most parts of central Tirana and is useful to help get your bearings.
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Visiting Clock Tower In Tirana
9am-4pm Mon-Fri, to 2pm Sat