Rruga Fadil Deliu 1001, Tiranë, Albania
This fantastic conversion – from a massive Cold War bunker on the outskirts of Tirana into a history and contemporary art museum – is Albania's most exciting new sight and easily a Tirana highlight. With almost 3000 sq metres of space underground spread over several floors, the bunker was built for Albania's political elite in the 1970s and remained a secret for much of its existence. Now it hosts exhibits that combine the modern history of Albania with pieces of contemporary art.
Really interesting place to be if you want to have an insight of what the bunker used to look like and a history timeline of what happened in Albania. Truly an interesting concept of turning the bunker to an exhibition. Although I have to admit it was scary at some points, due to it being a bunker but also to the loud noises that would pop up randomly in some of the rooms. So if you are someone who feel uncomfortable in close spaces and loudness, this might not be something for you. Other than that, I do recommend it because of its uniqueness!
Very interesting and really brings you back in time. Parking is available and the path next to the museum is unique too with some Communist era wibes
First, just interesting as a historical artefact. Seeing a legit bunker was super interesting. Most of the museum (despite the name) is more of a historical museum. Less art than you would think, but what's there is well done.
Old and huge underground bunker turned into an exhibit. Rooms range from visual displays to interactive simulations. Definitely worth the small entry fee. Staff were friendly and helpful. Not something that you can see just anywhere so should be a priority if visiting Tirana.
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