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St. Paul’s Catholic church

The catholic church of St. Paul in Piraeus.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1839 Built.

    1840 The first mass took place on New Year's Day by Marinos Dunavis.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The 1839 church was probably designed by Eduard Schaubert, but it is not the one we see today, as it was much smaller. The repairs of 1896 shaped the neoclassical facade we see today and in 1971, 2 aisles were added and the entire church, except for the facade, was completely remodeled. The pediment, the columns of Corinthian order and the two bell towers stand out.

What I can't see

During the 1834-1837 period, the Catholic residents of Piraeus, most of them foreigners, prayed in a chapel of Markettis Mansion and the priest came from Athens. Very soon, the land was bought by the Catholic community and the church was built.


  • Address: 23 Filonos St.


Field observation by scientific editors


Mpelavilas N., (2021), Ιστορία της πόλης του Πειραιά, 19ος και 20ος αιώνας, [The History of the City of Piraeus, 19th and 20th centuries], Alexandria Publication