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Sveti Kliment Ohridski, Ohrid

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Overlooking Lake Ohrid from its hilltop vantage point, represents one of Macedonia's most important monasteries and one of the first centers of Slavic language. Originally built in the 9th century, the church has undergone numerous renovations and reconstructions, including a long period where it functioned as a mosque. Visit the complex, set within a group of archaeological sites, and explore the interior, keeping your eyes open for the transparent floor panels that reveal original foundations underneath. As your wander within, keep in mind that you are following in the footsteps of Saint Clement himself, who died here in 916, as well as those of Cyril and Methodius, the founders of the Slavic Cyrillic alphabet. To visit Sveti Kliment Ohridski and get the most from your holiday in Ohrid, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ohrid vacation route planner.
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  • Although it seems old is a completely rebuilt Church and the interior is almost completely white. Is very nice but you lack the charm of the centuries. The environment is very interesting and the history is of walls to outside.
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  • The history of this site begins with a Christian basilica. Since it fell into disrepair, the site has been transformed into a monastery (by Saint Clement around 900 AD), been enlarged, fallen into dis...  more »
  • I was living in Ohrid - on the occasion of a Congress and one of the organizers was native Ohrid. In this respect, he gave us a small but fine tour of the place. Of course including this famous church. With the Lake in the background, it's been absolutely worth seeing. The event was also out of season, so that the place was very empty in tourists.
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