Skanderbeg Square is the main plaza of Tirana, Albania named in 1968 after the Albanian national hero Skanderbeg.
A statue of Joseph Stalin was erected where today Skanderbeg’s statue is located. Besides the construction of the above new elements during communism, the statue of Albania’s leader Enver Hoxha was erected at the space between the National History Museum and the Bank of Albania. Following the fall of communism in 1991, the statue would be removed amid student-led demonstrations.
The existing green field south of Skanderbeg’s statue was extended northward for a few hundred meters, while trees were planted in most places.
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