Enver Hoxha Pyramid
Enver Hoxha Pyramid
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  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    No go..no show!
    When I visited in December there was nothing to see because it seems as though some reconstruction was taking place. The entire perimeter was barricaded and only the top of the roof was visible. Maybe now it's good to visit but it's a pity I didn't get to visit its interior .
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 August 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom3,611 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views are the only attraction
    The building which has an unusual pyramid design was originally built as a memorial museum to Enver Hoxa. After the end of one party rule it was turned into offices and a night club but the whole complex now been empty for several years. There were proposals to turn the building into a shopping centre and work began on this in 2019. Although newly painted and seemingly converted ready for retail, there are no signs of any shops, all work appears to have stopped and the building looks to be the proverbial ‘white elephant’. Most of the area is fenced off but you can walk up to the building on one side. It is worth a visit to climb the 120 steps to the top of the building for its views of the area.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • deb deb
    London, United Kingdom484 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A historical feature.
    We climbed to the top of the pyramid with a three year old and enjoyed the views across Tirana. The city is surrounded by mountains which adds mystic. Once ypu descend there is'nt anything else to do. Inside the pyramid is mainly commercial offices.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Geoff T
    Doncaster, United Kingdom169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's Not Egypt !!!!
    The pyramid has been completely refurbished and bears very little resemblance to the original version. I understand it has been under construction for quite a while but is now completed. Get up it and complete that work out. The view is worthwhile. Also so is a trip up the Sky Tower.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 March 2024
  • Steve_Grant1
    Oldham, United Kingdom1,722 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the effort to get to the top!
    This building I believe lay derelict for many years with views divided over redevelopment of demolition. Thankfully the former was undertaken. Interesting structures now inside and around the grounds. Superb views from the top which make the climb up the steps worthwhile.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2024
  • MrThomas1981
    Ipswich, United Kingdom903 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The refurbished pyramid is now open!
    I don't know whether the be sad not to have seen it in its original form or grateful that it is now a modern, welcoming space... No longer being a reckless teenager, the thought of climbing the sides in their original form and returning home to the UK on crutches was, if i'm honest filling me with more than a little bit of dread! The new stairs make it so much easier but do seem to have taken a few liberties with the original design. Inside is still not fully open to explore but there are now loads of cafe's around it and the park has been completely revamped as well so its actually a nice space to sit and enjoy a coffee too. You can still see some of the remaining original features if you look closely enough as well. Worth noting if you head round the inside edge is that there are public toilets - clean and free, if not the biggest in size.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 May 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
First of all let me apologize to future travelers who might think I'm crazy rating it 5 stars after they visit it. But, I'm a huge fan of Communist mega/crazy edifices like this one and I like to visit them, stare at them and think about the minds who created them. Even my kids thought I went nuts when I brought them here.
The Tirana pyramid is a monster concrete structure set in the center just south across the Rinia park. Built as a museum for Enver Hohxa's "achievements" 3 y after his death, it was never opened for that purpose. Instead, it's a decaying bldg severely time harmed.
It strongly reminds me on the same style edifice of Buzludzha in Bulgaria (set in the middle of nowhere Bulgaria mountains), but this eerie is in capital's downtown.
Besides the decaying pyramid, pay attention to the Peace Bell opposite (read that review).
Written 4 September 2020
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I don't know whether the be sad not to have seen it in its original form or grateful that it is now a modern, welcoming space... No longer being a reckless teenager, the thought of climbing the sides in their original form and returning home to the UK on crutches was, if i'm honest filling me with more than a little bit of dread! The new stairs make it so much easier but do seem to have taken a few liberties with the original design. Inside is still not fully open to explore but there are now loads of cafe's around it and the park has been completely revamped as well so its actually a nice space to sit and enjoy a coffee too. You can still see some of the remaining original features if you look closely enough as well. Worth noting if you head round the inside edge is that there are public toilets - clean and free, if not the biggest in size.
Written 16 May 2024
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,722 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This building I believe lay derelict for many years with views divided over redevelopment of demolition. Thankfully the former was undertaken. Interesting structures now inside and around the grounds. Superb views from the top which make the climb up the steps worthwhile.
Written 22 March 2024
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deb deb
London, UK484 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We climbed to the top of the pyramid with a three year old and enjoyed the views across Tirana. The city is surrounded by mountains which adds mystic. Once ypu descend there is'nt anything else to do.
Inside the pyramid is mainly commercial offices.
Written 29 December 2023
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Tahir Y
81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
One of the main attractions in Tirana. About 200-250 steps to climb the stairs to reach to the top. Beautiful views of the City. If one can climb than must go to top to enjoy the Views. Not far away from Skanderbeg Square
Written 1 June 2024
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Geoff T
Doncaster, UK169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The pyramid has been completely refurbished and bears very little resemblance to the original version. I understand it has been under construction for quite a while but is now completed.
Get up it and complete that work out. The view is worthwhile.
Also so is a trip up the Sky Tower.
Written 12 March 2024
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,514 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Renovation is nearing completion after many years of neglect and indecision. Originally meant as a pharaonic tribute to communist leader Enver Hoxha who died in 1985, the pyramid structure housing a museum soon deteriorated into an empty shell after the 1991 collapse of the regime. Anything of value was stolen.

Repurposed, it is envisaged the pyramid will house tech company offices, classrooms and cafes. It will hopefully be completed by the end of this year. From the outside progress looks promising. On panels in front of the building there is an overview of past and present plans.
Written 6 June 2023
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,710 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
In 1988 the structure opened as the Enver Hoxha Museum who died in 1988. Originally it was to serve as a museum about the legacy of the dictator, but after the communism in Albania collapsed in 1991 it was used as exhibition center. Since then it went to rack and ruin and nowadays it is discussed what to do: demolish the structure or renovate and use for new purpose - one of the ideas is IT center for youth. Whatever your impression, it is clearly a landmark of Tirana.
Written 9 September 2020
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RaduCostea
Cluj-Napoca, Romania276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2013 • Couples
Ok, this place is in bad condition, btu with a strong reason. The municipality try to destroy the buildin, so this is the reason for ne invertments in here, but the locals are fighting with the municipality, and they are against the destruction of the building. Very nice thing, Ok, it reminds you about the communism....but this si not a bad thing. The children have to see this and to know their history.
With minimum of investments this building should became the number one attraction in the city.
You can climb until the top, but be careful whe you get down
Written 1 August 2013
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S1W1J
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2012 • Couples
Probably the best skateboarding spot in the world and is now a desolate wasteland that stands as a testament to Daddy giving his daughter whatever she wanted.
Written 20 August 2012
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