Kapllan Pasha Tomb

Tirana, Albania

The Kapllan Pasha Tomb was built in the early 19th century, with carved stones and has an octagonal shape. The columns are made of stone, and placed also on stone bases and capitals with plant decor on the surface. The former ruler of Tirana was interned here in the 19th century, but was later repatriated back to Istanbul, Turkey.

It stood next to the Sylejman Pasha Mosque, which was destroyed during World War II and is not to be confused with the Suleyman Pasha Tomb. It has recently been restored by the Municipality of Tirana.

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Founded: 1820
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Albania

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Joanne Hendrickson (2 years ago)
Near many attractions. Worth the detour. Free. Located in front of the Plaza Hotel.
Ermal Kamani (3 years ago)
Beautiful!!
gentian dedja (3 years ago)
Ottoman tomb
gentian dedja (3 years ago)
Ottoman tomb
Koco Papagjoni (3 years ago)
Nice place to see and near the center
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