St. Mary's Church

Elbasan, Albania

The St. Mary's Church is an Eastern Orthodox church and monastery in Elbasan, Albania. The church's building started in 1483, but it ended almost a century later: the church had its first religious services only in 1556. It was built entirely in stone in a completely particular way, with stones carved in the shape of a cross, which can still be seen today. The church was frescoed by Onufri and restaured by David Selenica. In the 18th century it was entirely burned by a fire, so it was rebuilt in the beginning of the 19th century. Some of the most famous preachers in the church have been Fan Noli and Visarion Xhuvani.

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Founded: 1483
Category: Religious sites in Albania

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