A great attraction is added to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Visitors, but also Albanian themselves will be surprised to find out what was underneath the communism regime they lived and suffered.
|Work on the bunker, 100m (330ft) underground, was completed in 1978 but it was never used|
A large secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb has been opened to the public for the first time.Then dictator Enver Hoxha wanted the bunker near the capital Tirana to guard against Soviet Union or US attacks.
Prime Minister Edi Rama showed several Western ambassadors around the 106-room, five-storey complex on Saturday.
"We have opened today a thesaurus of the collective memory that presents thousands of pieces of the sad events and life under communism," Mr Rama said in a speech in the bunker's 200-seat hall.
Hoxha's regime built up to 700,000 bunkers before he died in 1985. The communist regime was toppled in 1990.
How to get to Bunkart Museum: From Tirana International Hotel in the center of the capital take the bus with the logo of Bunkart. This service is free of charge for
Bunkart Opening hours: Everyday 9.00-16.00
Bunkart Entry tickets: free of charge November -December 2014
Map of Bunkart in Tirana