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Shirgj Church

Shirgj Church

Shirgj Church is a ruined church located on the Bojana River in the village of Shirgj (Shirq), Shkodër County, Albania. It is a former Benedictine church which was built on top of a 6th century Byzantine basilica dating from emperor Justinian I. The current church was built by Serbian Queen Helen of Anjou in 1290 AD.

Site Information

Country: Albania

District: Shkodër County

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

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