St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral)

St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral)

St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral)
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DrBoyfriend
Pristina, Kosovo160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
As a non-religious person I was interested in observing this majestic looking church, which granted looks like most cathedrals do. Nevertheless, I found it to be nicely done. No candles were available inside though! Decent art though...
Written 2 February 2020
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Fair23
Melbourne, Australia188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Compared to other Cathedrals this building is interesting in its simplicity of design.

Make sure to see the paintings of the martyred.

Written 18 October 2019
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy17,142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
located quite close to the pedonale, the pedestrian area of shkoder, this nice church is in a great mix with the many mosques of the city. recommend a visit
Written 28 July 2015
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Fredsviews
North Carolina185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were overwhelmed by the modern paintings in this church along the side walls. The first on the left, of Franciscan brothers taking away guns from those who had inflicted violence against the community and against the church during 20th century struggles. Then in a back chapel, a painting of the 8 brothers, faces clear and distinct, local martyrs. After visiting the previous day Tirana's museum with its display of 20th century persecution against religious leaders, this visit was a sober reminder of the struggle of Albanian people.
Written 6 October 2019
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,867 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
A cathedral that is not so prominent with its splendor and rich attributes as its history. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Stephen. During the time of Communist dictator E. Hodza, who forbade the country's religion by declaring that Albania was the only valley of atheists in the world, this church was transformed into a Palace of Sports, rebuilt as a gym and used for volleyball.
In 1990 the Cathedral was reopened and the first mass in the country since 1967 was held in the cathedral and in 1993 it was visited by Pope John Paul II.
It is 74 meters long, 50 meters wide and the height 23 meters.
The church has preserved the original ceilings, a copy of Christ's floating crucifixion, and a portrait of Mother Teresa.
Written 30 October 2018
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tanje1
McKinney, TX1,043 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
My husband and I just walked in to take a look. An old lady was trying to tell me about Jesus with Local language. She blessed me. That was a good part. The bad part is my friend from the same tour group told us they asked them $25 just to walk in. Church should not charge people. It is a shame we are lucky that the person who charge fee was not there.
Written 6 October 2017
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Peter
Antwerp, Belgium8,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Entrance to the church via the Diocesan Museum at the back of the building in the old Sacristy. Stunning ceiling. Just another unbelievable story of the church being used as a sports facility during the 'atheist times'. The Balkan never ceases to amaze.
Written 5 July 2017
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655ERMES
Durres, Albania208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
While visiting Shkodra with friends, and stayed at the nearby Rose Garden hotel, visited on an early Sunday morning the Cathedral and was impressed to see so many believers attend the church at that early hour for prayer. The atmosphere was great. One local believer explained me the history of the church when it was built 6 representatives decided about the size of the church and this became the largest Catholic Church in the Balkans. During the Communist era this church was turned into a sports hall.
Written 6 February 2017
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Simon G
Rosewell, UK72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
There is nothing of great importance here but as it was a short walk from the Hotel Tradita where we were staying, we decided to have a quick visit. The cathedral is surprisingly large for such a small town, but a 10 minute viewing suffices
Written 20 October 2016
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LB227
Blackrod, UK39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
This museum presents a historical background to Albania and Shkoder in particularly. It deals with the injustices dealt out to those who did not agree with the communist regime's atheist views.
Albania the only country to declare itself an atheist state.

We had a guided tour, about half an hour from an enthusiastic guide in English.

The museum is free.
Written 23 September 2016
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