Kisha e Rubikut

Rubik Albania

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The Rubik church is situated on a rocky hill in the industrial city of Rubik, representing a significant cult object of the XII-XIII century. It was completed that built in 1272. Its unique value are frescoes, Byzantine style wall paintings. The building is a monument of culture and represents the interest of the construction and architectural aspect. The Church of Rubik served as Benedictine abbot and Franciscan congregation.
is one of the ecclesiastical monuments of special monumental, historical, cultural and religious values ​​for all Albanian lands.
Guntram Koch noted that: “The Church of Redeem in Rubik demonstrates exemplary Albania’s position between east and west. The planimetric shape of the church and the closed arches (masked) in the apse are of Romanesque style, but here the style of wall painting is clearly Byzantine. The accompanying inscriptions here are in Latin and the appearance of typical Catholics reveals again about influences from Western Europe. ”
It is worth mentioning that in the years of independence uprisings, the Rubik Assembly had become the hearth of the National Movement.

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