Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard

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Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard
Tirana, Bulevari Dëshmot i Kombit.jpg
View of the Boulevard looking northward
Length 1 km
From Skanderbeg Square
To Mother Teresa Square
Construction
Completion 1941
The Boulevard viewed from the south end of Mother Teresa Square

Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard (English: Martyrs of the Nation Boulevard) is a major boulevard of Tirana, Albania, planned by the Italian architect Gherardo Bosio and built in 1939-41, during the Italian occupation of Albania. When first constructed, it was named the "Viale del Impero" (Avenue of the Empire).[1] In 1934-35, a bridge was built over the boulevard by Gjovalin Gjadri.[2]

Many important buildings are located along this boulevard, including several universities and administrative buildings and banks (such as Alpha Credit Bank). The Rogner Hotel is also located on the boulevard. The boulevard enters the city centre from the south and intersects with Bajram Curri Boulevard near Rinia Park. It then becomes part of Skanderbeg Square and then continues north of the centre as Zogu I Boulevard.

Notable buildings[edit]

Old picture of Tirana's car-free main boulevard


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