Holy Trinity Church

Church in Berat

Holy Trinity Church Berat Albania 4
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The Holy Trinity Church is a medieval Byzantine church which stands on the hilly Kalaja district in Barat, Southern Albania. The picturesque Church is located below the upper fortress. It is the best preserved of the churches within the fortress walls. The is an inscription inside the church which contains the name of Andronicus Paleologus a governor of Berat province from 1302 to 1326, indicating that the church must have been built with his financial support during the 13th or 14th century.

There are frescoes adorning the church’s interior walls of Biblical scenes showing Jesus and his followers, details from the Last Supper, and depictions of the days and ceremonies surrounding Easter. Although damaged due to age there are being restored by specialists. Inside the church are two columns with reused capitals which are thought to have been taken from the city ruins.

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Visiting Holy Trinity Church

Duration: 5 minutes

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