The Monastery Of Saint Mary (Kakome)

The Monastery Of Saint Mary (Kakome)

Himare, Vlore
Cen XVII
Off-Road | Walking / Hiking
The church is a triconch (triple apse) edifice similar to the cross-and-dome models of the pre-Ottoman era.

The church is a triconch (triple apse) edifice similar to the cross-and-dome models of the pre-Ottoman era. The nave and altar area are separated by a wooden iconostasis. Despite the long, narrow nave, the interior is spacious. The apses are covered by cylindrical arches opening to the central nave. The nave features four windows in the side apses, while the altar is illuminated by three more small windows. Four inner columns create a square platform on which the octagonal dome rests. The double-tiled roof is higher above the northern and southern apses. The church was built by the same craftsmen behind St. Mary’s Monastery near Sarandë. The walls of the church are built in a regular way with limestone without working with horizontal tendencies connected with lime mortar. The upper bouts featured two cutaways, for easier access to the higher frets.

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Cen XVII
Monastery, House Of Worship
Architecture
Off-Road | Walking / Hiking