About this building
The mosque was largely destroyed during the communist period and was converted to residential house and remains like that until today.
This is a mosque in the Tekke (a Ottoman monastery of dervishes) of Gjirokastër. It was also known by the locals as the Mesh Mosque.
The Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Labovë e Kryqit is one of the oldest in Albania. The building is typically Byzantine with a high central dome and a cross plan. The main entrance to the church is through a newer narthex. There are at least 9 distinct levels of frescoes painted on the surface of the interior walls. The church, as we see it today, dates mainly from the 13th century, from the time of the Despotate of Epirus, although a first foundation is dated to the time of Emperor Justinian in the years 527-565 e.j.