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Church of St. Stephan, Shkodra

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Church of St. Stephan, Shkodra

About the site


Corridor: Via Adriatica
Country: Albania, Shkodra
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Christian Monasteries
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian MonasteriesChristian religious centre

Because of its location in Scutari, one of the most important cities in northern Albania with rich cultural heritage, such as the castle of Rozafa, this church is of national interest.
The church of Saint Stephan is situated in the fortress of Scutari (Shkodra) and it is preserved up to the roof. It consists of the main nave, which ends in a rectangular apse. Because of its in one of the most important cities in northern Albania with rich cultural heritage, such as the castle of Rozafa, this church is of national interest.
Both roman and gothic architectural styles are used. In the 15th century, when the church began functioning as a mosque, the construction was subjected to alterations. A minaret and a lateral gallery were built.
 

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