Ardenica Monastery

The Ardenica Monastery was erected by the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos in 1282 in honour of his victory over the Kingdom of Sicily during the siege of Berat. Closed and in a state of ruin in 1967, the monastery was saved thanks to its reputation as the wedding venue of Skanderbeg (1443 - 1468), Albanian national hero. The monastery has been rebuilt since 1988.

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Clock Mosque

The Clock Mosque, or Mosque of Abdurrahman Pasha, dates from 1656 but was rebuilt in 1822-23 after a fire. It was also rebuilt in 1992 after its minaret and dome were destroyed by the communist regime in Hoxha.

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Hysen Pasha Mosque

It is nicknamed as Clock Mosque because in 1870 the Ottomans built a clock tower next to it. Both were destroyed in the Communist period except for the minaret. After it, the mosque was renovated.

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Church of the Holy Trinity

The Church of the Holy Trinity is a medieval Byzantine church and one of the cultural monuments that make up the historic centres of Berat and Gjirokastra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church is believed to have been built in the 13th or 14th century.