White Mosque, Berat

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White Mosque
Native name
Albanian: Xhamia e Bardhë
Nadvori vnitrniho hradu v Beratu.jpg
Coordinates40°42′29″N 19°56′43″E / 40.7080°N 19.9453°E / 40.7080; 19.9453Coordinates: 40°42′29″N 19°56′43″E / 40.7080°N 19.9453°E / 40.7080; 19.9453

The White Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia e Bardhë or Ak Mesxhid), also known as Sultan Bayezid II. Mosque, is a ruined mosque in Berat Castle, Berat, Albania. From the small, roughly square mosque there are still about a meter high foundation walls and the base of the minaret, a little over two meters high. It was built with white limestone in 1417, and was destroyed sometime in the 19th century after a local uprising against the Ottoman Empire's Tanzimat reforms.

It became a Cultural Monument of Albania in 1961,[1] but was left untended after 1967 under Enver Hoxha's atheistic regime.


  1. ^ "Religious buildings with the "Culture Monument" status". Republic of Albania National Committee for Cult. Retrieved October 28, 2010.