Tirana

Sights

St. Paul's Cathedral

This refreshingly simple if somewhat gargantuan house of worship was consecrated in 2002. The cathedral is built using a combined triangle and circle shape, representing the Trinity and God’s Eternity respectively, and features a relatively plain interior. The stained glass windows at the front feature both Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II. A range of classical concerts are held inside the building throughout the year.

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Open 08:30-12:30, 17:00-19:00; winter: 16:00-19:00.

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16.05.2014
Dominika Bradáčová
Slovakia
Please, is there any e-mail contact for this church? >> EDITOR - Not as far as we are aware. Best try to call.
14.09.2013
Sonia G
London, UK
I attended Mass there on 11 September 2013 at 18.00. A notice said there was daily evening Mass and three Mass celebrations on Sunday including an English Mass at 9.00. The Cathedral appeared to open for visitors every day until 19.00.
24.08.2013
Miyoko Goto
Switzerland
I visited St. Paul's Cathedral around 3pm, but the gate was closed. Do they have the daily mass or on Sunday? >>Tirana IYP writes: It's Albania, and unfortunately opening times are always uncertain. There's mass on Sundays.
24.04.2009
Irenaeus Delidimos
Greece, Thessaloniki
The figure with Mother Teresa is certainly not Pope John Paul II. He (as all popes) used to wear a white hat and dress. He is the Catholic Archbishop of Tirana-Durres Mgr. Rrok Kola Mirdita, on whose initiative St.Paul's Cathedral was built.TIYP says: Pope John Paul II is not the person depicted next to her, but on another window in the church.
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