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Sheshi Nënë Tereza (Mother Teresa Square)

Sheshi Nënë Tereza (Mother Teresa Square) is one of the most popular landmarks of Tirana. The site of the University of Tirana, the second largest square in Tirana takes its name from the most famous ethnic Albanian woman, Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

There is a small monument to her honor in the square, a modest statue at the left side. On the east side of the Sheshi Nënë Tereza (Mother Teresa Square) you can find the the Archaeological Museum, and the Qemal Stafa Stadium behind the square. South of the square you can find Tirana’s Grand Park (Parku i Madh) the site of the artificial Lake of Tirana, a weekend favorite for many families.

Images courtesy: Wikipedia, and the city of Tirana.

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