Former Residence of Enver Hoxha in Blloku, Tirana

Former Residence of Enver Hoxha in Blloku, Tirana

The Former Residence of Enver Hoxha in Blloku is a three-story home that once belonged to Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha. The interior is now closed to the general public, but a walk along the street shows the communist architecture that was so prevalent at the time.

Hoxha lived in this home for many decades until he was assassinated in 1985. During his life, the entire area around the home was sealed by police and secret agents, making it a mystery to citizens of the city. Hoxha's wife continued to live there for a number of years even after his death.

The interior of the home continues to carry the appearance that it did during Hoxha's life. The walls have socialist realist art. The doors to the bedrooms are still clad in soundproof cushioning. There is a pool in the basement and an escape door leading to an underground bunker.

Numerous televisions are located throughout the home. It is said that Hoxha and his wife would use these televisions to watch the torture of political opponents.

The home has been kept in place until a decision can be made about what to do with the location. Some have suggested using it as a museum while others are considering razing the structure to make way for a new era.

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Sight Name: Former Residence of Enver Hoxha in Blloku
Sight Location: Tirana, Albania (See walking tours in Tirana)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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