Mangalem is a characteristic quarter. Originally a great Bazaar and commercial quarter stretching along the river, its harmonization with the terrain is performed with a rare architectural mastery. The quarter is shaped like an elegant pyramid on top of which is the castle. The main visual characteristic of this quarter is the number of windows which has given the whole city the epithet: “Qyteti i nje mbi nje dritareve” (the city of overlapping windows). The superposition of the houses, the endless number of windows, the intimate alleys give this complex a striking appearance.