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St. Nicolas Church, Upper Krutja

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St. Nicolas Church, Upper Krutja

About the site


Corridor: Via Egnatia, Via Adriatica
Country: Albania, Upper Krutja, Lushnja
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Modern Times
Theme: Christian Monasteries
World Heritage:
Modern TimesChristian MonasteriesChristian religious centre

The Church of Saint Nicolas is a representative type of church in the Myzegeja region. The church is composed of a nave and galleries on its sides. The interior has two rows of wooden columns with wood carved capitals. The church was painted in 1811, by the famous painter Nikolla Cetiri.
This church is the only church for 900 Christian inhabitants of the three villages. It is regularly used for religious celebrations. The cemetery is used for burials.

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