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Religious tour

Retrace the fascinating religious history of Durres with an immersive guided tour .

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • From 40 euros
  • Venetian tower of Durres

Service Description

A walk through its streets and alleys can immediately give an idea of the extent of the number of buildings of worship present. The tour will be divided into 4 main moments: It starts at 9:00 at the Venetian Tower and from there will be proceeded toward the default stops. 1) illustration from the outside and entrance to the Amphitheater: we will tell the story that led to the construction of the Roman amphitheater built during the period of the Roman emperor Hadrian/ Trajan . A short jump to the small and ancient chapel inside the amphitheater built around the fourth century for the religious ceremonies of the Christians of Durres which coincided with the beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire and you from there you can gaze the marvelous 6-7th-century byzantine mosaic. 2) Then proceeding for 200 m in another destination , today a cultural monument built in 1502 after the Turkish conquest . 3) Next stop will be located in one of the oldest quarters of the city of Durres, among the oldest characteristic houses of the city, the restored church of Saint Lucia evokes respect for his religion, ministers, and prelates, as well as nostalgia and hope for the future of believers and the Church. 4)Our promenade will be driven to another cult building, to the church of St. Paul And Astia . Apostle Paul and Saint Astius have always been popular Orthodox saints in the community of Durres, several churches have been consecrated in their honor. This temple was erected opposite the place where the church of St. Spyridon was located (demolished in 1967) and the house of the metropolitan stood (now in ruins). Before ending our itinerary,after the Orthodox church will appear a colossal building, one of the most representative buildings of the coastal city, the building that received the status of "cultural monument of the second category Durres holds sacred this work to a high artistic level.Like the town hall, the Vila of king Zog, and Hotel Volga, are four spicy spots designed and built in the period 1920-1930 by leading Italian architects. * Experience -Travel back in time to Ancient Dyrrachium with your engaging guide and small group, to discover the amazing amphitheatre. -experience the athmosphere of the mosaic inside the chapel -visit the religious cults and their influence in Albania *Includes -Tour Guide -Entry ticket to Amphitheatre of Durres * Not Suitable for people with mobility impairments *Meeting point: Venetian tower


Contact Details

  • Venetian Tower of Durrës, Durrës, Albania

    +355 69 87 01 267

    joana.kertusha@discoveringdurres.com


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