The monument to the fighter for the independence of Albania, which stands in the center of the Albanian capital - Tirana, is a kind of "zero meridian", where tourist routes around the city start from. And this is no accident because most of the attractions of Tirana are located either on the square itself or in its immediate vicinity.
EFEM BEY MOSQUE
The Efem Bey Mosque is a religious structure in Tirana, dating from the late eighteenth century. Behind the first door of the temple is a commemorative plaque testifying that the mosque was built by Mulla Bey, a wealthy man from Tirana who gave money to charity.
Mulla-bey laid the foundation of this temple in 1791, but he was unable to complete the walls and domes of the mosque, as well as the interior and exterior decoration, as he died after 1807. The mullah's son, Haji (Nachhi) Efem-bei continued his father's construction.
An old Shkoder legend says that the three brothers could not build the local fortress - it kept collapsing. So they decided to make a sacrifice to the heavens and strengthen the walls with their blood. It was decided that the younger brother's wife, the beautiful Rosafa, should be walled up. He could not tell her that for a long time. But once he had to, and she courageously accepted it, saying: "Wall me up so that I can feed my child." She was walled up alive in the base of the fortress along with her son. The fortress of Shkoder is named after her.