Day trip to Ardenica Monastery

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The Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Ardenica[ or simply Ardenica Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery.

  • 1 Day
  • Ardenica
  • 99 People in Group

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The Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Ardenica[ or simply Ardenica Monastery  is an Eastern Orthodox monastery.Built by Byzantine Emperor, Andronikos II Palaiologos in 1282 after the victory against the Angevins in the Siege of Berat, the monastery is famous as the place where, in 1451, was celebrated the marriage of Skanderbeg, the national hero of Albania, with Andronika Arianiti. In 1780 the Monastery started a theological school to prepare clerics in Greek Orthodoxy. It had an important library with 32,000 volumes that got completely burned by a fire in 1932. The Church of Saint Mary within the monastery contains frescoes from brothers Kostandin and Athanas Zografi, notably one of saint John Kukuzelis, born in Durrës, Albania

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Start - EndThe Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Ardenica[ or simply Ardenica Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery.

• Our driver will come early in morning at your hotel or meeting point
• Start driving to Fier Direction
• Visit monastery
• Our professional tour guide will explain to you the importance of this place
• See the architecture and walk around Ardenica
• Lunch near Ardenica
• Drive back to client destination

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