Wikimedia Hackathon 2020/Venue and Tirana
OFIÇINA will be the venue of the Wikimedia Hackathon 2020, located near the centre of the city and easily accessible via public transportation. Main building: Rruga Asim Vokshi, Tirana, Shqipëri (map link)
A short guide to find the hackathon venue by walking, from the centre: if you are down-town at Skanderbeg square then orient yourself towards the Tirana Hotel by following the “Zogu i I” Boulevard. After you pass the Faculty of Natural Sciences, you turn left on Rruga “Reshit Petrela”. After walking for about 200 m straight, on your right you will notice the Harry Fultz Institute. Enter the main gate and head to the left towards OFICINA area.
Information on accommodation options will be added soon.
The local currency is the Albanian lek (ALL). 1 Eur = 121 ALL. EUR is also accepted in most of places in Tirana.
Tirana is the capital of Albania. It lies in the centre of our country and it is considered a city of religious coexistence, as well as the center of culture, art, politics, and the economy. Tirana became the capital of Albania in 1920 with more than 763,634 inhabitants today. It is an old settlement as confirmed by the Mosaic of Tirana, which was part of an old Roman villa build in the III century. One famous building is the Clock Tower in the center of Tirana, which was built in XIX century, between 1822 – 1840.
Part of the cultural heritage of the city are also the old houses, which are known as the real architectural ensemble of the historical core of Tirana. Just to mention a few, the house of Toptanas was built in XVIII century, the house of Sali Shijaku in 1400, the house of Bunec in XVII, and the mosque in the centre of the city was built in 1793.
For those, who are interested in exploring the city, its heritage and history, get some tips where to eat, the information on wikivoyage can be handy: Tirana @ Wikivoyage.