|Churches & Monasteries|
St. Spas (Holy Saviour)
St. Panteleimon Nerezi
St. Jovan Kaneo
St. Holy Virgin Kaliste
The Holy Virgin Kaliste is a small, 15th century church built partially in a cave and dedicated to the Dormition of the Holy Virgin. The rest of the monastery complex is compised of inns, a new church and administrative residence. It is assumed that hermits used the cave church, which is adorned with frescoes.
St. Jovan Bigorski
The monastery is dedicated to St. Jovan the Forerunner. The monastery dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, with reconstruction dating from the 20th century. This center of spirituality is adorned with frescoes from the painters Mihail and Danail, Vasilie Ginoski and the most popular painter of the 19th century Dico Zograf. The wood carved iconostasis is the work of the masters Petre Filipovski and Makarie Frckovski. Within the monastery there is a gallery of icons and liturgical objects.
St. Georgi Kurbinovo
The small one aisle church from 1191 contains one of the most important painting achievements in Komneninan-Byzantine Art. The anonymous painters of this temple reached artistic perfection in their portrayal of elegant, elongated figures wearing fluttering garbs.
St. Joakim Osogovski
This church of St. Joakim Osogovski is located near Kriva Palanka on the slopes of the Osogovo mountains set among green woods. It was founded in the 12th century and many times during centuries. The church is known by it’s frescoes from the 19th century. The monastery complex has been an important religious, cultural and educational center. It consists of the church of St. Joachim Osogovski dedicated to the Holy Mother of God, a three-story dormitory, a bell tower with a charnel house at the bottom, a passage building, guardhouse, new dormitories and a residency of the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Art colonies, scientific gatherings, and seminars are regularly organized in this complex.
The church of the Holy Virgin, Monastery Treskavec
The monastery complex Treskavec, assembled from many edifices of different periods, is located on the mountain known as “Zlatovrv” (Golden peak) and has a panoramic view of the Pelagonian plain. The monastery dedicated to Holy Virgin is believed to have been erected in the 13th century, restored in the 14th century, and supplemented with a porch in the 19th century. The frescos in the church are from several periods, from the 14th and the latest from the mid 19th century, the work of artists from Krusevo. The monastery is known for its wood carved furnishing.