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Church of Saint Dimitrija, Skopje
(3.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Known among Orthodox Christians for its "self-cleaning frescoes," Church of Saint Dimitrija was erected in the 18th century on the site of an older 13th-century church. Legend has it that an Ottoman pasha adapted the church for his personal harem at one point in its history. Most of the icons and wall paintings turned darker over the years because of the residue of burning candles. However, in 2012 on a Sunday before Easter the colors of the frescoes and icons, especially gold and red, started getting brighter for no obvious reason. The alleged miracle attracted hundreds of believers. Today the church serves as a pleasant resting place where you can still admire the interior frescoes. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Skopje holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Church of Saint Dimitrija and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The pink Church is located near the old city, in the Centre of Skopje. the small, modest, she represents peace and peacefulness in contrast to the noisy crowd which hurries. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it open, though often walked alongside.
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  • Very interesting and informative place! I advise all those interested in history and religion of the peoples of the world!
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  • A beautiful church, located near the main attractions of Skopje-stone bridge. Inside beautiful iconostasis.
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