Mother Teresa Square, Tirana
Square in Tirana
The square has the name “Mother Teresa” in honor of the Albanian Catholic nun and missionary. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, now the capital of Northern Macedonia, to a Kosovar Albanian family. She left her home when was 18 years old, moved to Calcutta where she spent the rest of her life devoted to looking after the poor.
The square is the second largest square in Tirana, Albania and was was designed by the Italian architect Gherardo Bosio in the years in 1939 to 1941, during the Italian occupation of Albania.
It is located at the southern end of the Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard. Around the square area the University of Tirana, the Polytechnic University, the University of Arts, the Archaeological Museum and the Academy of ‘Albanological’ Studies.