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Today I visited the latest shopping centre to arrive in the city. Galeria is located in the first four floors of the European Trade Center. There are about 70 shops including well known names such as Benetton and Nike. Of greater interest to us is the soon to open supermarket from the Italian Conad chain. Since the demise of the Xhea markets we have had little choice but to drive out to Euromax. Now it seems that we might well have a new option in the heart of the city - the ETC is at the junction of Bajram Curri and Lek Dukagjini for those who know Tirana.

I'm not a big fan of shopping or shopping centres but this is definitely a great addition to the city. It is clean, bright, airy, nicely designed and remarkably smoke free - so far. As well as the shops it has cafes on all four floors. Since the complex is air-conditioned I imagine these will be nice places to escape from the summer heat.


Anonymous said…
Where is it located?
Anonymous said…
it is located in Albania, capital city Tirana, in the center, near the so called "Piramida" that is found on the main Boulevard "Deshmoret e Kombit"

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