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Church of Saint Dimitrija, Skopje

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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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  • One of the oldest in Skopje. For me, and from many people from Skopje, has a special family value, since it was biggest church in the center before the big Church of st. Kliment was built. My parents ...  more »
  • Central location bridge across Macedonia Square but surrounded with to many new constructions. You can visit it daily  more »
  • Another attraction in the heart of Skopje. You wont miss it if you are in the square. Across hammam and mother's fountain.  more »

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The capital of Macedonia and a city of numerous sights, Skopje offers a good selection of places to stay despite its relatively modest size. Even though most hotels cluster in the center of town, you can easily find accommodation in other neighborhoods too. The selection ranges from several high-end hotels and fully-furnished apartments to many economical but charming places to stay. The city wide selection of hostels, many of which are very close to the city center, appeal to younger travelers.
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