About this building
One of the main mosques in the city of Berat, it is part of the Islamic Center complex and was built by Sultan Bayezid II in the late 15th century . It consists of the prayer hall, the porch and the minaret. In the prayer hall the massively painted ceiling, the mihrab on the end wall and the pulpit on the right side form a decorative structure. In the center of the ceiling are rosettes with inscriptions of various Qur'anic sayings. A frieze below the ceiling contains 99 beautiful names of Allah.
The mosque is located just outside the citadel within the Berat Castle. The basic dimensions were 9.9 to 9.1 meters and had a wooden roof. It was built with red bricks and limestone, hence the name.
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.