Et’hem Bey Mosque
Mosque in Tirana
On one side of Skanderbeg Sq, the Et’hem Bey Mosque stands. It was one of the few buildings spared destruction during the atheism campaign of the late 1960s. Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991.
Small and elegant, this is one of the city’s oldest remaining buildings. Take off your shoes for the beautifully painted dome to look inside. Also look out for the portico and the colourful frescoes depicting trees, waterfalls and bridges, motifs rarely seen in Islamic art.
A tall clock tower is located behind the mosque, which you can climb up for its impressive views.
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Visiting Et’hem Bey Mosque