Unique Sites
Picturesque unique sites of Berat
  • Mangalem quarter- Berat’s most representative area for Ottoman-period architecture, the Mangalem Quarter is an excellent realization of an inclining landscape which has organically created a unique slope overlooking the town known as "the city of a thousand windows."
  • The Castle- The Berat Castle is a historical monument where civilizations overlap and history finds tangible evidence from antiquity to the end of the Ottoman period.
  • Onufri National Iconography Museum- The Onufri National Iconographic Museum, located in The Dormition of St Mary, the Kala quarter's Cathedral. This post-Byzantine style church is characterized by a magnificent gold plating wooden iconostasis, possesses collections of icons, artworks, and artefacts dating from XIV through XIX centuries.
  • Gorica Bridge- Considered the symbol of Berat the Gorica Bridge is one of Albania’s treasures of historical and cultural heritage. It is one of the largest bridges of the time and one of the few bridges of that period still in use.

  • Medieval Center- The highlights of this complex of buildings includes the King Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Albania, The Helveti Tekke, with paintings described as among the most beautiful of that time, and the Dervish Konaks which served as shelter for dervishes and pilgrims who performed religious ceremonies in this tekke.
  • Saint Michael's Church- A landmark with immense significance built on a rock, the XIV century Saint Michael's Church is in the Mangalem quarter in the southern part of the Castle. It demonstrates a mastery of a masonry technique from the late Byzantine period.
  • Bachelors' Mosque- Built in 1827 for unmarried craftsmen and located in the heart of the Mangalem quarter, this mosque are in perfect ratio with the houses in the neighborhood Mangalem.
  • Ethnographic Museum- Housed in a beautiful XVIII century Ottoman house, the Ethnographic Museum displays 1,400 artifacts and various typical Berat objects such as clothing, tools, household items etc.
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