Ish-Blloku (the former Block) known as Blloku is the most famous and expensive area in Tirana. It became very attractive after the fall of communism in Albania because during communism it used to be the area where only the communist elites lived. In Blloku you can still find the residence of the Albania’s communist leader Enver Hoxha. You might not believe it but for the locals Blloku is more popular and more expensive than the city centre of Tirana.
Also, when my relatives or friends from other cities of Albania visit Tirana, we will have a coffee in the Block. There are many nice cafes, restaurants, hotels and night clubs in the Blloku area. When I want to check out a fancy place in Tirana, then Blloku is the right place to go. However, what makes Blloku interesting to me is the variety among different styles. My favourite places in the Bllok are the Mexican restaurant (Serendipity), the Library Bar, Raum Bar, Mon Sheri and Sophie caffe. (Check the articles!)
What is a little bit frustraing sometimes, when going to the Blloku area, is the difficulty to find a parking place. However, Blloku is easily accessible from different parts of Tirana via the main public transport called Unaza (the Ring), green colour, which makes a circle around Tirana. The entrance of Blloku is close to Taivain station, only 10-15 minutes by foot from the city centre of Tirana.