Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

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Church of Kozara

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Church of Kozara

About the site

Corridor: Via Egnatia, Via Adriatica
Country: Albania, Berat
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Modern Times
World Heritage:
Modern TimesChristian religious centre

The Church of Kozara is a three-aisled basilica type church, with a flat ceiling and wooden colonnades connected directly to the ceiling balks. It represents the traditions of the Orthodox community in the Myzegeja region The southern side of the church has an open gallery with colonnades and vaults. The nave is surrounded by a closed gallery on its west and north side. The neoclassic belfry, characteristic for the Myzegeja region, dates from the beginning of the 20th century. It is separated from the church and placed in front of the southern entrance.
Religious celebrations for the entire community of this zone were carried out in this church. Various elements in the surroundings , such as the street, cypresses, and tombs show that this complex preserved the functional part of the service.

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