Ethnographic Museum

Berat, Albania

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The Ethnographic Museum in Berat was inaugurated in 1979. It includes the popular ethnographic culture of the Berat area, as well as that of Southern Albania. The museum is housed in a two-storey three-story building, typical of the Berat area.

On the ground floor is a lounge imitating a medieval alley with traditional shops on both sides. The ancient pavilion is also located in this room. Also, on the ground floor are facilities used for olive processing. On the second floor there is an open window for reception of friends.

On this floor are the archives, the loom, the village lounge, the kitchen and the lounge of the city. Outside of the museum are many original, massive and functional objects of our popular culture.

 

Address: Berat, Albania

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The Church of Saint Mary of Berat is one of the oldest churches built in the city of Berat, which dates back to the 20th century. XIII-XIV.

The church has a courtyard where it is thought to have existed an early century monastery. V and VI. It is of the cross type inscribed and built with clausonage technique (stone surrounded by bricks), characteristic of Byzantine churches of the century. XIII-XIV. The reconstruction of the church dates back to the 16th century.

Underneath the church floor is a well that is thought to have been rebuilt earlier. Nicholas Onufri painted the church in 1578. The paintings feature portraits of prophets and evangelical scenes. The floor is decorated with mosaic. It is thought that the origin of the name comes from the palace of Vlachern in Constantinople.

Address: Berat, Albania

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TEQJA E HELVETIVE

Berat Albania

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It looks like a project inspired by Mario Botta. In fact, it is not. Coming from a distant time. It’s Berat Helvetia teqe. It is thought to have been built in the 15th century and was rebuilt by Ahmet Kurt Pasha in 1782. It consists of a square with a square plan, a small setting for special religious services, and a lovely portico that precedes the entrance to the hall.
The ceiling of the prayer hall is constructed of wood and decorated with paintings as the most beautiful of the time. It is decorated in a Baroque style framed in Islamic art and is worn with gold leaf 14 c.

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Xhamia E Kuqe

Berat Albania

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The Red Mosque is one of the oldest mosques preserved in the city of Berat.
Presently it is found in the ruins where the praying room is stored with the same square plan.
The minaret is built on the left side. It is set differently from all the mosques because it is conditioned by the presence of the surrounding walls.
The cylindrical shape of the body of the minaret without the page is a rare occurrence in the architecture of our minarets. The construction tool used for the walls of the facility is that of the clausonage.
The mosque date is difficult.
By construction technique and its location it is thought to have been built at the beginning of the XV century.
The mosque served the caravans that came from east to west and later served the Turkish garrison.

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Xhamia e Plumbit

Berat Albania

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Lead Mosque (Berat)
The Iron Mosque (Izmir) was built in the 30s of the XVI century, the rule of Sultan Sulejman Konunori (1520-1566), a period when the city of Berat began to recover by becoming an important administrative and religious center in the The Ottoman Empire.

The monument rises in the center of the city and was constructed on the order of the feudal Ahmet Bey Uzgurliu, who is thought to be the sucker of the Skuraj [1]. Ottoman traveler Evlia Celebi when quoting Ahmet Bey’s list of buildings in the city of Berat, following the description of the mosque itself, as a glass constructed of carved, leaded, elegant minaret and a lichen with seven domed domes they also tell us that it was part of a complex made up of bazaar, madrasa, imareti (public cafeteria), school, bath and cesspool. The architectural components of the monument are: square prayer domes with dome, portico on the north side, and high and thin minaret worked on its basement in the technique of rocking. In its interior is the abundant lighting from the presence of many windows.

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Kanionet e Çorovodës

Çorovodë Albania

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The Osumi Gorges, also known as the “Skrapar’s canyons”, is the largest river canyon in Albania. It is located in the southern region of the Republic of Albania, namely in the District of Berat, Skrapar District. Amazing scenery of nature in this cany makes it one of the most attractive in the Balkan region.

The canyon is created by Osum River abrasive and digestive forces, exerted on the limestone rock mass of Çorovodë’s anti-lateral structure, and is about 13 km long, from 4 to 35 mi wide, up to 70-80 m vertical slopes. The time of its formation is thought to be 2 to 3 million years ago.

When traveling inland you will be amazed by the astonishing beauty, but also by some strange and incredible impressions to be created: the skies of the sky together with parts of the vertical walls of gray limestone and green vegetation are reflected in the many river basins , thus creating a mixture of overturned colors and shapes that, with their fluidity, confuse, disorient and plunge into a completely different world, but to arouse the sweet sensation you do not want to emerge. This is not the only marvel of this canyon: in some of its sections there are large waterfalls with surprising beauty, especially in the sunny days, the rays of which break out of water droplets, forming stars, starting from the sky, continue to canyon slopes, from where they are reflected in the water basins and the river bed. In these cases you find it difficult to set the boundary between the earth and the sky, to show even more powerful sensations, to follow from behind and even when you are out of the canyon, even when you are away from it, invite you to return and visit it again.

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Gorica Bridge is located in the city of Berat in Albania. Gorica Bridge is one of the oldest in the country, at the same time counted as a monument of culture. The bridge was built in the 18th century. It was originally made of wood. Later, in 1780, at the time of Ahmet Kurt Pasha she was stoned. According to written archival documentation, the Bridge had a nearly complete reconstruction during the 1920-1930s. It has a length of 129.3 meters and a width of 5.3 meters. It consists of 7 arches that have spaces ranging from 9 to 16.7 meters. As you may know, it connects Gorica neighborhood with other parts of Berat and Këlcyra road. It’s up to 10 feet above the Osumi bed.

In 1927 the construction of the bridge was entrusted to the government by that time by a new builder from Italy who, after carrying out works on only one foot of the bridge, lacked the experience of proceeding further on the erection of the bridges of the bridge. At this time engineer went to the aid of opaque master Hamza Molla from the village of Gjonbabas (Korça) to build the first arch of the bridge.I surprised by the mastery of the craftsman, the engineer wanted to entrust the construction of the bridge and leave himself in Italy. He recommended that this work be entrusted to Master Mahmut Belul Lekasi, who together with Hamzain and other masters of Opar completed the construction of the bridge within 1927.

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Perched on a cliff ledge below the castle is the artfully positioned 14th-century chapel of St Michael (Shën Mihell), best viewed from the Gorica quarter across the river. To get here you have to follow a narrow zigzagging pathway that begins on the river embankment, though sadly the church is normally locked.

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