Area in Berat
The Mangalemi quarter is one of the three districts of Berat, and lies north of the Osumi River and to the south of Kalaja (on the Castle hill). Mangalem, which historically is Islamic and was known as the Ottoman Quarter. Mangalem Quarter consists of narrow streets of old white stone houses with terracotta tiles, wooden doors and hanging flowers.
The Mangalemi quarter, is also known as the “City of 1000 Windows”, dates back centuries to the architecture of the houses that were built during the Ottoman ruling period. Most of the houses have multiple large symmetrical windows, all lined up along the side of rocky hill.
The Mangalemi quarter is directly exposed to the sun – which is good is you are visiting in winter and not so good when in the summer!
The Bachelors’ Mosque in the quarter is worth a visit.
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