Ardenica

Church of Saint Mary The iconostas, Church of Saint MaryArdenica is a medieval monastery, built in the 13th century by the Byzantine emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos, after wining a victory against Angevins.

Albanian national hero, George Kastrioti Scanderberg, celebrated his marriage in this monastery.

It is believed that a pagan temple, dedicated to Artemis had existed on the site before and the name Ardenica comes from Artemis.

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