Holy Trinity Church

Berat, Albania

The Holy Trinity Church has a cross shaped plan with a dome. It is composed of the nave, narthex (entrance area) and the altar alcove. In the church many Byzantine architecture features have been skilfully used such as the inner organization of the space and the decorative and illuminative systems. These features, together with the pyramidal shape, forms and proportions give the church a picturesque appearance. The Byzantine architectural elements in the church have been combined with western architectural elements belonging to the same period.

Inside the church are two columns with reused capitals (thought to have been taken from classical ruins in the city). An inscription inside the church contains the name of Andronicus Paleologus (Governor of the province of Berat from 1302 to 1326), indicating that the church must have been built during the 13th or 14th century with his financial support.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Albania

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Gürkan Kurt (3 years ago)
It is a place of worship that welcomes you down the cobblestone road from the western part of the citadel. Don't expect to be open all the time. I highly recommend you visit with certainty. But I think it will be a lock that you should talk to the fortress officials.
thearchitectzone (3 years ago)
The Holy Trinity Church is a medieval Byzantine church inside the Kalaja district on a hill of the city of Berat of Southern Albania. As part of the Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastër UNESCO World Heritage Site, the church has a cross in square plan with a dome.It is composed of the naos, narthex and the alter alcove. In the church have been skillfully used many Byzantine architecture features such as the inner organization of the volume and the decorative and illuminative systems. This features together with the pyramidal shape, forms and proportions give to the church a picturesque view. The Byzantine architectural elements in the church have been combined with western architectural elements belonging to the same period. Inside has two columns with reused capitals (thought to have been taken from classical ruins in the city). In an inscription inside the church has been written the name of Andronicus Paleologus (Governor of the province of Berat) During 1302-1326. According to this inscription in the church must have been built during the 13th Century with the financial support of Andronicus Paleologus.
Taulanti's Guide (3 years ago)
The Holy Trinity Church (Albanian: Kisha e Shën Triadhes) is a medieval Byzantine church inside the Kalaja area on a hill of the city of Berat, Southern Albania. It is composed of the naos, narthex and the alter alcove. In the church have been skillfully used many Byzantine architecture features such as the inner organization of the volume and the decorative and illuminative systems.
Choose Balkans (3 years ago)
Must see in Berat.
Ivan Radnev (5 years ago)
Very old and beautiful church.
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