Below you will find a range of Tirana Hotels from budget to luxury, as well as hotel reviews and rates. Tirana is the capital of Albania and the most important political and economic centre in the country. It was founded in 1614 by Sulejman Pasha of Mullet but remained unimportant until 1920 when it was proclaimed capital due to its geographical position more or less in the middle of the country. In recent years Tirana has been totally transformed from a grey dull communist-style city, to a modern, colorful and uplifting European influenced capital. In Tirana you can visit: The National Historical Museum, The Ethem Bey Mosque, The Clock Tower, Ministries Complex, "Blloku", the colourful apartment blocks, The Park etc. Tirana International Airport is located 20 km from the city itself.