Berati

Early Illyrian locality of the VI - V century BC known as Antipatrea, then as Pulkeriapolis and on Ottoman documents, known as the Albanian Beligradi. This city by locals is known with the name Berat. Until the fifteenth century, the city was located within the castle, while at the end of that century begins to spread beyond its walls with 7 neighborhoods, which had a chapel, mosque or church in the center, according to religious faith of residents.The Byzantine Churches of Saint Mary, Vllahernes and St. Triadhes are preserved in very good condition. The city still preserves some mosques of XV-VIII centuries.The Shrines of the two religions are beautifully painted in stone or carved in wood. Berat has been declared a museum town and is on the list of cities that are in international protection, as UNESCO world treasure.

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