Sacred Heart Church (Tirana)

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The Sacred Heart Church (Albanian: Zemra e Krishtit Catholic Church of Tirana) is a Roman Catholic church in Tirana, Albania. It was built in 1865 as a gift from the emperor Franz Joseph but was closed in 1967.[1]

When it reopened, in 1990, Lonely Planet described the church as having "hilariously garish photo realistic images over a Communist whitewash that have to be seen to be believed".[2]


  1. ^ Jeroen van Marle, Alwyn Thomson. Tirana In Your Pocket. In Your Pocket. p. 21. 
  2. ^ Masters, Tom (2007). Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (9 ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 54. ISBN 1-74104-476-6.