Forty Saints Monastery, Sarandë
|Forty Saints Monastery|
Native name |
Albanian: Rrënojat e Manastirit të 40 Shenjtorëve
|Coordinates||39°52′20″N 20°01′10″E / 39.8722222°N 20.019478°ECoordinates: 39°52′20″N 20°01′10″E / 39.8722222°N 20.019478°E|
The monastery dates back to the 6th century AD, and it is thought to have been an important regional pilgrimage site. The second floor of the monastery was destroyed during World War II's Allies bombings.
During the prohibition of religion in Albania, the monastery was declared as a Cultural Monument.
- 40 shenjtoret, zbulohen 6 vaska pagëzimi, befasohen arkeologët, Fatmira Nikolli
- "Religious buildings with the "Culture Monument" status". Republic of Albania National Committee for Cult. Retrieved October 28, 2010.