The King Mosque
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
One of the oldest Mosques in Albania. It is situated within what is described as the medieval quarter and includes the nearby Halveti Teque across the courtyard. Access is possible after prayers and photos are allowed. The mosque has received considerable financial investment from Turkey and the result particularly inside is very impressive where it has been painstakingly restored. There is a ‘fee’ of 200 lek payable to the caretaker who looks after the place but he very kindly unlocked the nearby Halveti Teque which is normally out of bounds. Do take a chance to view this building inside if the opportunity presents itself. It is spectacular.
Written September 30, 2023
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IgorMarkovic
Smederevo, Serbia1,806 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The King's Mosque is one of the most earliest examples of islamic architecture in the Western Balkans. It had an important role in the Middle Ages, due to the fact that it was built by the famous Ottoman Sultan Bayezid. Its interiors are more interesting than the exterior, so make sure to get inside. All in all, it is worth a visit!
Written August 17, 2021
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Sossi
Tirana, Albania18 contributions
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Feb 2019
When we visited sadly the mosque was still under construction. The guide though was friendly and showed us around, explaining us different aspects about this site. Most interesting information we had: the shoe keeper (as you can see in the attached picture)!
Written February 9, 2019
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Aidan P
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
I attended Friday prayers at this mosque in the center of Berat. There was a small crowd in attendance, mostly elderly men. The sermon was rather fiery but, unfortunately, I don't speak Albanian so don't know exactly what was said. Everyone was very friendly and didn't seem to mind an unfamiliar face praying with them.
The interior of the mosque is very beautiful with some great calligraphy and intricate woodwork. Even if you are not Muslim, it is well worth a short visit to experience the beauty and history of Berat's oldest mosque.
Written November 11, 2017
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
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Apr 2017 • Couples
The King Mosque is actually the centre of a complex of religious buildings which date back to the end of the fifteenth century. As such, they are some of the oldest Islamic buildings in Albania.

The King Mosque has some attractive murals on its ceiling, including rosettes and verses of the Quran. It is open to Western tourists as long as you remove your shoes and act respectfully. The portico was an eighteenth century addition and it is very attrative in its own right.

The complex also includes an Islamic library which features some beautiful woodcarving. The interior is now mostly empty but you can admire the interior. The third major building is a Whirling Dervishes inn, with an attractive timber balcony. Also keep an eye out for some marble tombstones of local dignitaries in the yard.
Written April 17, 2017
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,724 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a nice but small mosque that is set in an historical area. Check the dates you are visiting as the museums nearby were closed on the day of our visit but it was February!!!!
Written March 22, 2024
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70ava
Beijing, China981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
If you really want to see a nicely renovated mosque - this is the place to go. A lot of history and tradition for those who understand Islam . All done with Turkish funding (TIKA).
Written October 24, 2022
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Build by Sultan Bayezid (son of Mehmed, who conquered Constantinople) in the 15th century, the golden period for the Ottomans, it reflects their wealth and style. Although under renovation when we visited, it still had the feeling of serenity and grace. Lovely historical mosque to visit.
Written July 7, 2019
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S1228WQdavidm
London, UK137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Although under renovation at the time we were never the less able to visit this historic building with a guide to explain.
Written April 16, 2019
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VictorGee
Brighton, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We were lucky enough to have a guide with us who was able to arrange entry to the mosque and tell us about its history. A beautiful place.
Written October 18, 2018
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