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Monastery of Saint Naum, Ohrid
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Perched on the rocky shoreline of Lake Ohrid right next to the Albanian border, Monastery of Saint Naum stands as one of the oldest complexes of its kind in the region. Originally constructed in the 10th century, the monastery has served several purposes during its history. Visit the complex and admire its wealth of religious artwork within, including several notable 18th-century wooden icons. You'll find a wide array of both Slavic and Greek frescoes adorning the walls as well. Be sure to stop by the grave of Saint Naum himself; it's rumored that you can still hear his heartbeat through the stone. Put Monastery of Saint Naum into our Ohrid vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Situated on a hill overlooking lake Ohrid this monastery is named after the medieval saint who founded it although there are ruins on the site of earlier christian worship, from the 900's, including s...  more »
  • When you get here you will find a convenient parking fee (50 Dinars Macedonians) then just in the street to get to the monastery is a beautiful Boulevard landscaped gardens and souvenir shops gleaming and more really picturesque, original and affordable. Inside the monastery unfortunately cannot be accessed with the dog but you can go with our friend to 4 paws up near the entrance to the monastery and enjoy the Park and the breathtaking surroundings. At the center of the monastery a beautiful Byzantine Church. You will not pay anything to enter into various chapels. really awesome venue and for those who love the peacocks will find peacocks loose inside the monastery to which some whites. Beautiful place to visit. enjoy the small lake with spring inside the Park and if you want you can go hiking with rowboats to see the pond inside really picturesque. Fairytale. Highly recommended
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  • Sa društvom svake godine odlazim na Ohrid.Ohridsko jezero prelepo,čisto i čamcima odemo na Sv.Naum.Mesto gde je manastir je prirodna lepota.Iz godinu u godinu mestani se trude da privuku sve veći broj...  more »