RANDOM Times •

We are in Berat, a city located in central Albania with an ancient history: it is considered the cradle of a multiculturality among the most unique in the nation. The city develops on the two banks of the river Osum, and is famous for some place of interests, like the Ottoman white houses, the city’s castle, where many people live still today, and the many mosques opposed to as the Byzantine churches. Just the peaceful division between Muslims and Orthodox Christians has created a curious legend, handed down orally, which concerns the Gorica bridge.

The bridge is the junction between two parts of the city, Gorica and Mangalemi, one of predominantly Christian faith and the other predominantly Muslim, and is one of the oldest and best known Ottoman bridges in Albania. Originally it was made of wood, but during the reign of Kurt Ahmed Pasha was built in stone, only…

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