St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral), Shkoder

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  • Shkoder Cathedral dedicated to St. Stefan, one of the first martyrs, which is also considered a patron of an existing Church still Rozafa Castle. According to the memoirs of one of the famous Albanian historians and humanists, after the siege of Shkoder and its capture by the Turks, the faithful Christians decided to build a Cathedral Church, by sending a request to obtain the permission of the Sultan in Istanbul in the year 1851. Work began through 7 years, April 7, 1858, during the management of the province Ali Pasha. The delay was linked to the lack of money to finance the project of an unknown Austrian architect. Support construction has had an influential clergy and people known at that time. Shkoder Cathedral was named after the great Church since then has proved to be one of the largest churches in the Balkans. The temple was opened in the year 1865. The Cathedral was in the Centre of battles with Montenegrin army in 1912-1913, subjected to artillery strikes, despite hiding women and children. As a result of multiple projectiles and fire was damaged South-East corner. With the advent of the "cultural revolution" of the year 1967, the temple was closed, as all churches in Albania. The building of the Cathedral gave under the Palace of sports. In 1973 year it passed a female Communist Congress. The revival of St. Stephen's Cathedral began March 7, 1991 the year when it was reopened. First mass celebrated House Efz Simoni with other priests, in the presence of Mother Theresa and thousands of believers. From 1993 onwards have been returned to the scene of the statue of St. Michael and marble Bowl for holy water. April 25, 1993 year the Cathedral was visited by the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II during a visit to Albania. In the presence of Mother Teresa of Calcutta he celebrated holy mass and ordained four bishops.
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  • Me that I am not religious nor believers and after several trips around the world, it seems to me normal, nothing impressive
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  • Ask the guard the keys if you do the tour late. Beautiful newer building. There is only the ceiling to admire.
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Choose from a small selection of hotels around the center of Shkoder, ranging from inexpensive to more of a splurge. Some accommodations reside in Communist-style buildings, while others feature standard hotel decor. Shkoder has undergone an impressive renewal, with a large pedestrian street lined with cafes and restaurants. Try to stay close to this main strip to experience Shkoder at its liveliest.
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