Tirana is the cultural, political and economic center of the centrally organized state Albania and is the seat of several institutions, organizations and parties. So there are the parliament and the country's government.
The oldest finds in the urban area of Tirana are from the Roman period: walls and a mosaic of a Roman Villa converted to a church in the 2nd or 3rd century. In the 6th century, the Roman Emperor Justinian I built a fortress, whose walls are still visible in the city center.
Tirana was first mentioned in Venetian documents in the present name form in the years 1372 and 1418. For the first time in 1431/32 the Ottomans did a registry of soils and residents. Consequently, there were 60 villages with around 1000 houses and 7300 residents in this region.
The Mullet originating local landowners Sulejman Pasha Bargjini built the Sylejman Pasha Mosque, a caravanserai (Han), a bakery and a hammam at its present location in 1614, and because of that deemed to be the city founder of Tirana.