[Cathedral of St. Nicholas]—Skanderbeg National Museum

Lezhë / Alessio Albania

Roman Catholic

The cathedral is the site of the grave of Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg. In 1444 he led sucessful opposition keeping the Ottoman Empire at bay during 15th century. The Ottoman Turks later desecrated his grave, making amulets of the bones to confer bravery to wearers.