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Discover ‘The House of Leaves’ in Tirana [Jun 2024]

The medical clinic that became the Gestapo Office

House of Leaves Tirana, Shtepia e gjetheve Tirane

One of the attractions in Tirana we have earlier suggested you visit is the historical site “The House of Leaves”.


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The facility was founded in 1931 as a medical clinic. The building was briefly the seat of the Gestapo during the German occupation in World War II.


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From 1944 to 1991 it was the headquarters of the wiretapping of the Albanian Secret Services, a secret police whose task was to monitor and listen to everything that happened in the country. In 2017, with a view to democratizing the region, this ancient building was converted into a museum and has rightly become one of the most interesting places to visit in Albania.


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In the Museum there are 31 rooms, divided by sectors, which trace the history through two-way radios, microphones, mini-cameras. Particular attention deserves the sector where the photos and recordings of the main political processes that characterized those years are kept.