Palace of Congresses

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Palace of Congresses
Pallati i Kongreseve
Palace of Concerts
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Address Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard
Tirana
 Albania
Capacity 2,100
Current use Festivals, Exhibitions
Opened 1986 (1986)

The Palace of Congresses (Albanian: Pallati i Kongreseve) is a venue in Tirana, Albania, where numerous festivals and events are held, including the annual Festivali i Këngës and Kënga Magjike and the Tirana Book Fair.[1]

It was built during the late communist era to host the Congresses of Albanian Labour Party and other main activities. Today, the palace is used as a nonfunctional venue, that hosts conferences, festivals, exhibitions, ceremonies, concerts and more. It currently has a capacity of 2,100 seats.

There are three other smaller halls, with a smaller capacity of 150, 280 and 300 people, designed as working environments for different meetings and occasions.

It has a Stalinist architecture and was designed to harmonize with the local architecture.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ View from WikiMapia
  2. ^ http://argophilia.com/albania/pallati-i-kongreseve.html

Coordinates: 41°19′9″N 19°49′19″E / 41.31917°N 19.82194°E / 41.31917; 19.82194