1. FJM TV says:

    Well the pyramid first was built for the museum for our dictator Enver hoxha then it was a television studio and now it’s just an building thet we kids climb

  2. Mimoza Hasanaj says:

    Loving this series! Thanx for sharing. Next time ask right people and they will truly help you find even more hidden gems (no not malls 😂). Also if you come back to Kosovo I’d truly recommend Rugova (Peje) the mountains are unbelievable, the cleanest air and water you’ll experience 🙂 cheers!

  3. Denise G- Hill says:

    My brothers friends come from Tirana. They had to leave because the husband had received death threats because of his Uncle who was a policeman and he killed the murderer of his Brother.

  4. Tabula Rasa says:

    The Pyramid was built as a museum/shrine to dictator Enver Hoxha housing all of his memorabilia and belongings (kind of like a modern-day Pharaoh). I remember going there as a kid when it opened as a museum. It was very grand and ornate with red carpeting and roundabout architecture with an open center. I think it had 3 stories and each told a chapter of the story of Hoxha's life through objects belonging to him (army uniform, books, gun etc.) and the Communist party. I think in the 90s it became a dance club and then a convention center and now seems abandoned.

  5. danjel777 says:

    By the 1991 communism had fallen in Albania but the march 1991 elections left the communists in power so protests were held all over the contry and that photo is from a protest in Tirana

  6. Alan Vranian says:

    It is absolutely an important tourist attraction. As a symbol of a notorious communism, it resisted some attempts to be destroyed by previous governments. But it is still there, unrestored, a symbol of the mixed and contradictory history of Tirana. It was inaugurated on October 14, 1988, as the mausoleum of the dictator, Enver Hoxha. The pyramid form was designed by a group of architects led by the daughter and son-in-law of the dictator. Construction began in 1986 and ended in 1988. It did indeed serve as a mausoleum for Hoxha, until 1991, after which it became a conference and fair centre.

    It took its name—The Pyramid—during the student revolt of December 1990, both from its form but also as a symbol of dictatorship. Today, it is officially known as the Pjeter Arbnori International Cultural Centre, and stands out as a remarkable piece of architecture and legacy from communism.

    It is not a museum and you can walk around outside it any time of day or night. You can even climb to the top of it. Many children use it as a slide.

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