There are many reasons why it is worth visiting Tirana and one of these reasons is Street Art. The capital of Albania is a fun, lively and attractive city. An increasingly popular destination, which never ceases to amaze.
Graffiti and Street Art have changed the look of the city. Tirana, today, is considered one of the most colorful capitals in Europe. In fact, roaming the streets of Tirana, we often come across colorful works of art. Many of which have been created by street artists with the support of the city administration.
We would like to mention FRANKO, an artist originally from Vlora, who is a kind of pioneer of Albanian Street art. His highly symbolic works have been distributed throughout the city. For about a year he has worked for the municipality of Tirana to decorate the capital with his colors. His graffiti is always thought-provoking, because it often represents the most vulnerable parts of the population. Not only children but also the elderly in distress.
One of the most original forms of street art is the one that includes a street decoration project held by the Municipality of Tirana. Always with the support of the local administration through the “Decor Enterprise – Municipality of Tirana“. The largest concentration of these works is located in Bllok, the coolest area of Tirana. On Myslym Shyri Street, one of the most popular streets in the city, and Bajram Curri Boulevard, the road that crosses Lana River.
The city that renews itself
The whole city is a riot of colors, writings, inscriptions: it is impossible not to be stunned by the mesmerizing style of Tirana. This city has a unique and inimitable beauty. Tirana marked the beginning of MurAl Fest, a festival dedicated specifically to Street Art.
The result of a collaboration between the Municipality of Tirana and the Italian Laboratory Rruga 167/B in Lecce. Which hosted a group of artists from Italy, Albania, France, Serbia and Uruguay. TSince then this festival is nowadays a tradition. This event was the first of its kind and has turned into an annual event in the city that does not stop renewing itself.
The project, supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in Tirana and the French Embassy in Tirana, has given a new face to the urban spaces of the city. The anonymous facades of the buildings are now real works of art. They have completely revolutionized the appearance of the capital.
The works are all beautiful and each graffiti differs from the other. They range from colorful murals by Eljan Tanini to DreamLand by FRANKO, with iconic cinematic characters and more. Some of these works are among my favorites.