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Church of Saint Nicholas (Lezhë)

Church of Saint Nicholas (Lezhë)

Church of Saint Nicholas or Church-Mosque of Lezhë is a historical church located in Lezhë, Lezhë County, Albania. It was originally built in the 14th century AD and named after Saint Nicholas. In 1580 the church was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Albania and was named Selimije Mosque after the Ottoman Sultan Selim I. The mosque did not survive during the communist period of 1967, the minaret collapsed and in 1981 the structure was used to erect the Skanderbeg Mausoleum.

Site Information

Country: Albania

District: Lezhë County

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 14th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Christian Monuments

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