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Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

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Address: Rr. e Kavajes 151, Tirana, Albania
Phone Number: (+355-4) 23 50 95
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Nice, calm and very orthodox

It's like the Renaissance never happened! Went twice, the first time in shorts with family and there was no problem. My mother even went to the front with the pictures (Medieval... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Beijing, China
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Jerrabomberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Albania was once officially atheist and so,once the communist dictator was overthrown, the locals invited a Greek orthodox priest to be the Albanian Patriarch and they built a lovely modern cathedral that meets traditional requirements but in a lovely modern way. Beautiful inside and out. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Look up and inspect the ceiling. After seeing so many... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's like the Renaissance never happened! Went twice, the first time in shorts with family and there was no problem. My mother even went to the front with the pictures (Medieval style), but the second time we were asked not to go in because some friends had shorter shorts. Nice way to spend 10 minutes and is a calm break... More 

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tirana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice new church builded in the center of the city. You can attend also nice soul music or poetry sometimes

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new orthodox church combines tradition with modernity in a beautiful way. The church is impressive on the outside, beautiful on the inside. Don’t forget to look up to admire the ceiling. Also the large doors leading into the church are very impressive.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you are not church people go and see this church, it is beautiful both inside and outside and it keeps with its orthodox tradition of having a separate bell tower is is gorgeous on it's own! Stunning space inside and don't forget to look up, the ceiling and chandelier will have you staring in wonder!

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Doonan, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like churches then you should visit this one. Its modern and well presented and with no restrictions on who can enter.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The outside architecture is impressive but it's also worth a look inside to see the internal structure and art. It's a very different (and successful) take on the "usual" orthodox church style.

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Mont-de-Marsan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I'm a non believer but appreciated this spacious beautiful church. We met the priest who told us that they wanted the architecture to reflect the tenets of the Orthodox religion: beauty, love and peace. It isucceeds.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This modern church lies just a few minutes off the main Boulevard. it's impressively large and there are some nice touches that reflect Byzantine architecture. if you're passing, definitely pop in.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

What a beautiful church! Worth a visit for anyone, just to see the architecture and the artwork. One of the most beautiful orthodox churches I have seen to date.

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