Tirana Mosaic

Tirana, Albania

The Tirana Mosaic is believed to have been part of a 3rd century Roman house, referred to by local archeologists as the 'Villa rustica'. Later, in the 5th and 6th centuries, a Paleo-Christian Basilica was built around this site.

The ruins of this Paleo-Christian Basilica were discovered in 1972. In 2002, some other objects were found around the ruins of the house, and today they form the Archaeological Complex of the Mosaic of Tirana. It is the only archaeological monument within the city. Some of the ancient mosaics discovered at the site that feature diverse geometrical patterns and depict poultry and fish.



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Founded: 3rd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Albania

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Ani Myftaraj (12 months ago)
Mosaic of Tirana - A Must-Visit Tourist Point Mosaic of Tirana is undeniably a captivating tourist point that promises to leave visitors with lasting memories of their time in the city. Situated in the heart of Tirana, this attraction boasts an intriguing blend of historical significance and contemporary artistry. Historical Significance: The main draw of Mosaic of Tirana lies in its historical significance. The site showcases a well-preserved mosaic dating back to ancient Roman times, a relic that offers a glimpse into the city's past. For history enthusiasts, this is a rare opportunity to connect with the rich cultural heritage of Albania. Artistic Showcase: Beyond its historical aspect, Mosaic of Tirana also serves as an artistic showcase. The contemporary art installations and sculptures found in and around the site add a modern twist to the ancient surroundings, creating a harmonious fusion of past and present. Cultural Immersion: Visiting Mosaic of Tirana allows tourists to immerse themselves in the local culture and heritage. It provides an excellent opportunity to appreciate the city's commitment to preserving its historical treasures while embracing artistic expression. Central Location: One of the advantages of Mosaic of Tirana as a tourist point is its central location. Situated in the heart of the city, it is easily accessible and conveniently located near other popular attractions, making it a worthwhile addition to any itinerary. Informative Signage: The site offers informative signage that provides historical context and details about the mosaics, enriching the visitor's experience and understanding of the significance of the place. Limited Activities: While Mosaic of Tirana is a captivating tourist point, it's worth noting that the site offers limited activities beyond appreciating the historical mosaic and contemporary art. Visitors seeking a more interactive experience may find this aspect slightly lacking. Conclusion: Mosaic of Tirana is a must-visit tourist point that appeals to history buffs, art enthusiasts, and culture seekers alike. The blend of ancient mosaics and contemporary art creates an inspiring and memorable experience. Its central location and informative signage make it an easily accessible and enriching addition to any traveler's journey through Tirana. For those looking to delve into the city's rich past while embracing its vibrant present, Mosaic of Tirana is an essential stop on the tourist map.
Eleonora Vendetta (12 months ago)
The mosaic is amazing and very beautiful but it's really bad conserved. When I was there they were building something made by concrete on the historical wall. For me this is a damage to all the humanity because we should preserve our history and not build on it. I was so disappointed this was one of most beauty things in Tirana and they don't valorate it. They should treat it like a treasure amd for me that I'm from Rome this broke my heart.
Anjani (13 months ago)
Unfortunately the site was under construction when my friend and I came here beginning of June, but one of the construction workers sneaked us in. Very cool site and beautiful mosaic.
D R (15 months ago)
Construction has mosaics fenced off so couldn't get close to see.
Antti Riekki (16 months ago)
Everything is clean and in mint condition. Matresses and pillows, customer service, breakfast A-class!
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