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Church of Saint Dimitrija, Skopje

(3.4/5 based on 35 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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  • 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 »
  • A fountain or holocoastmemorial. It is a very small church. When I went to the small church priest and followers per person only. Close distance, the conversation was very impressive. I thought I drop by say it is worth a visit, are the tourism course in so much with okay.
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  • I believe that is one of the few authentic monuments in the central square of Skopje. Are relatively new Church. If you bring your way from there, you can go to take a look.
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