In the framework of “Tirana 100 year old capital”, “Skënderbej” Square was transformed yesterday into an open museum, part of the Mobile Museum initiative, which aims to promote tourism, culture and traditions of Albanian-speaking cities, already united in the Union of Albanian Municipalities in the Region. This initiative, which aims to promote intercity tourism, includes the cities of Prizren, Gjakova, Peja, Pristina and Presevo.
The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, who welcomed the initiative, said that this museum will convey the best of Tirana to help promote and develop the local economy. He said the Mobile Museum is an open door to each of the cities involved in the initiative.
The Mobile Museum of Tirana houses in miniature the journey and memory of a city that over a century, thanks to its generosity and best heritage, as well as the contribution of national elites, became the capital of all Albanians.
There are many streets, squares, buildings and documents that are brought back to attention through photographic images, proving the strongest moments of the history of the city, but also of the dynamics of its permanent transformation that characterizes it from the very beginning: from the balcony of the Old National Library, where the flag of its independence was raised by the representatives of the most prominent families of Tirana, to the decisions of the Congress of Lushnja that declared it the Capital, and then to the first celebrations of the new Albanian capital, the developments of the modern state and the Albanian monarchy, continuing with the testimonies of the difficult moments of the Nazi-fascist occupation, but also with the excellent resistance and the battle of its liberation.
A small part of the tradition of Tirana is placed on the outside of the museum, with ethnographic costumes, the Tirana table and the generosity and unconditional hospitality that Tirana knows how to offer to everyone.