Byzantine market Durres, Albania

2001, Albania
3000 qm Property1 qm Living space

To this day, the Byzantine Forum remains the center of the modern city of Durrës, as it once was the Roman Byzantine center of the ancient city of Dyrrhachium or Dyrrah. It seems that things change only very slightly! This forum is recognized as one of the most beautiful monuments of the late Roman and the early Byzantine eras in Albania. Thanks to the concentric structures of this wide complex, the Forum bears a distinct resemblance to the Curved Forum of Constantine, which unfortunately, ceased to exist in 1204.

Fortunately, we have the Byzantine Forum which has been carefully conserved throughout centuries as a remnant of a glorious time. Though now clearly surrounded by the modern city of Durres, once you enter this magnificent space, you certainly feel the spirit of antiquity! Built at the end of the 6th century during the time of the Roman Emperor Anastasios (481-518), along with the city-harbor’s fortifications, this construction seems indestructible! After being built, the fortifications were thought to be the sturdiest in the entire Balkan area. According to historians, their walls had such thickness that several knights could stand alongside one another on their walls. This durability explains why this forum still proudly stands in the center of the city!

Facades: Natural stone
Epoch: Middle Ages (until 1520)
Construction year: 900
Build status: Old building
Availability: Short-term (1-2 days lead time)
Utility connections: Three-phase, Normal power, Water
Smoking allowed?: Yes
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