Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Skanderbeg Monument Tours

star-0
1 Review
Skanderbeg Monument
Erected to honor military leader Gjergj Kastrioti, Skanderbeg Monument sits in the middle of the central square that also bears his name. As the leader who created a united Albania in the 15th century before it was occupied by the Ottomans, he is a symbol of Albanian national pride. The monument, from 1968, depicts him riding a horse.

The Basics
The Byzantine-style statue of the 15th-century icon anchors Skanderbeg Square, a central square in Tirana that's dominated by mid-century socialist-realist architecture. Created by sculptor Odhise Paskali, the statue was erected to mark the 500th anniversary of Skanderbeg’s death.

Visit Skanderbeg Monument as part of a small-group walking tour or on a day tour of the city. Tours also often visit the Pyramid of Tirana, Blloku, the Archaeological Museum, Ethem Bey Mosque, and the Presidential Palace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Skanderbeg Monument is centrally located in the public Skanderbeg Square.
  • The statue is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • Wear comfortable shoes so you can explore the area around Skanderbeg Statue.

How to Get There

Skanderbeg Monument is located in Skanderbeg Square, a central area of the city that is serviced by multiple bus lines. It is easily reached on foot from most places in the city center, though you can also arrive by taxi. For convenience, book a tour that includes round-trip transportation to Skanderbeg Monument.

When to Get There
Skanderbeg Monument is located in the public Skanderbeg Square and can be visited at any time of day. Due to its proximity to museums and other area attractions, the square can get busy by midday. Stop by early to avoid crowds, or visit in the afternoon for a sense of the pace of life in Tirana.

Around Skanderbeg Square

Skanderbeg Monument is only one of the draws in Skanderbeg Square. Stroll across the plaza to visit the National Museum or the Palace of Culture. Take time to see Ethem Bey Mosque or stop into the Theater of Opera and Ballet. Notice the clock tower in the square, which serves as a recognizable landmark.
Address: Sheshi Skënderbej (Skanderbeg Square), Tirana 1000, Albania
Read More

3 Tours and Activities to Experience Skanderbeg Monument

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour

Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour

star-4
With limited time, this 2-hour walking tour will help you get your bearings in Tirana, taking in all the highlights of the Albanian capital. Learn the significance of historic landmarks such as the Skanderbeg’s Monument, the Pyramid, and the National Museum mosaics; learn about Tirana’s communist past as you stroll around the Blloku; and see sights including the Archaeological Museum, the Clock Tower, Ethem Bey Mosque, and the Presidential palace.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$54.19
Price varies by group size
From
$54.19
Price varies by group size

Tirana and Kruja Full Day Tour

Tirana and Kruja Full Day Tour

star-5
Explore the medieval town of Kruja and take in the highlights of the Albanian capital on this full-day trip. Visit Kruja Castle, the Museum of George Kastriot Skanderbeg, and the atmospheric Old Bazaar in Kruja; tuck into a delicious Albanian-style lunch at a local restaurant (optional: own expense); and visit landmarks including Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, and Et’hem Bey Mosque in Tirana.
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
$78.27
From
$78.27

8-Day Tour Through the Natural Beauties and Historical Treasures of the Ionian Coast

8-Day Tour Through the Natural Beauties and Historical Treasures of the Ionian Coast

star-5
Discover natural beauty and historic treasures along the Ionian Coast on this adventurous 8-day tour. Travel by cable car into the Dajti Mountain National Park with a guide and admire Albania’s rugged beauty. Delve into Roman history in Durrës, and visit top attractions including St Mary’s Monastery on Zvërneci Island, Ali Pasha Castle and the Llogara National Park. Visit pretty villages such as Dhërmi and Himara, soak up the sunshine on Livadhi Beach and take a boat tour to Jali Bay. Then, admire UNESCO World Heritage–listed treasures in Butrint.
More
  • 2 days
From
$1,270.41
From
$1,270.41

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Skanderbeg Monument?