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Saint Sophia, Ohrid

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Home to some of the best-preserved Byzantine religious artwork in the world, Saint Sophia understandably serves as one of Macedonia's most important church complexes. Visit the church, originally built by Macedonia's medieval rulers, and explore the grounds, including a courtyard, narthex, and series of hallways along the shores of Lake Ohrid. Enter the structure and admire the series of ornate and detailed frescoes along the walls and ceilings. Note that these frescoes, dating as far back as the 11th century and depicting Old Testament scenes, were long covered with plaster when the Ottomans converted the church into a mosque, hence their good condition. Plan to visit Saint Sophia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ohrid attractions using our Ohrid holiday planner.
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  • Easily accessible from the town, this is a beautiful church (both inside and outside) with intricate frescoes. A friendly guide will show you around if you want. I liked the courtyard garden and also ...  read more »
  • Very nice looking Church which rests. It is a very small, but well maintained garden full of lizards and turtles. Very nice to see and just to sit.
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  • Magnificent 11th century cathedral. Very special frescoes. The building has a special design. Largest and one of the many Orthodox churches in Ohrid.
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  • It's the chruch with the greatest acustics in Ohrid and dates back to the 11th century.
  • nice little church
  • So beautiful
  • You must see this place .......★★★
  • very beautiful Glens
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