Durrës is a coastal city in western Albania and the country’s second largest city. It is an ancient city with a history dating back to the 7th century BC and was once an important trading hub in the Roman Empire. Durrës is known for its archaeological sites, including a large amphitheatre, ancient walls, and the ruins of a mediaeval castle. The city also features a long sandy beach, several museums, and a lively promenade. Durrës is a popular destination for both Albanian and foreign tourists, attracting visitors with its combination of history, culture, and coastal charm.

Durrës is a city with several distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. Some of the notable neighbourhoods in Durrës include:

  1. The Old Town: This is the historic centre of the city, where many of its ancient monuments and landmarks can be found. The Old Town is characterised by narrow, winding streets and historic buildings.
  2. Aleksandër Moisiu Square: This is the central square of the city and a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike. The square is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and shops.
  3. The Beach Area: Durrës is known for its long sandy beach and this neighbourhood is where you’ll find it. This area is a popular destination for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.
  4. Residential Areas: Durrës also has several residential neighbourhoods, where local residents live. These areas are generally quieter and offer a more relaxed pace of life.
  5. Port Area: Durrës is a major port city, and its port area is where you’ll find many of its commercial and industrial buildings. This neighbourhood is a bustling hub of activity, particularly during the summer months when tourists arrive.

Each of these neighbourhoods offers a different experience, and by exploring them all you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what Durrës has to offer.

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