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St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral): Tours & Tickets

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St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral) Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Compared to other Cathedrals this building is interesting in its simplicity of design. Make sure to see the paintings of the martyred.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Fair23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019

You do not need a guide but I would recommend that people visit the museum shop and exhibition. The story of the martyrrs and then the return to prayers when Muslims and Christians supported each other is inspiring. The story of Cardinal Simone is a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

The best place to understand the Albanian way of religion . Both religious and historical poi. A must see when in Shkodër.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

After learning that it was converted to a mosque during the rule of the Ottoman Regime and then into a Sports Arena under the Communist Regime, and then back to being a Catholic Cathedral, I included it in my List of Top 10 places that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

"St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral" with its landmark bell tower dominating the Square skyline is situated next to .Pajaca/Rruga Kole Indromeno street, the main pedestrian street of Shkoder. In 1967 during the Communist regime this Cathedral was transformed into a "Palace of Sports" and was again...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

After bad times for the church under Communist rule it was reconsecrated in 1991. The church tower was demolished in 1968 and rebuilt in 1999. Don't miss the photographs near the altar of executed Albanian Catholics. Very fine wooden ceiling.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Saint Stephen Church is the only one building left standing from the 13th century Shkodra.Called the Saint Stephen Cathedral Church,the city's protective saint in the Middle Ages,this church was important to the mediaeval city's history also because on 25 April,on a yearly basis,the urban population...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank veraremzhina
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I visited this in June 2017,taking a nice walk from our hotel and when I got here, I was literally the only person in the entire place except for the museum attendant/cashier. I paid a very small fee (I don't remember exactly but like everywhere...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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