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. Church of Saint Dimitrija is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Skopje Edition.
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  • The Orthodox Church was built in the 18th century on the ruins of an old church. She suffered heavy damage caused by the earthquake in 1963. Located in the Center is this little church provided a place of for reflection, with beautiful frescoes, which should have illuminated several years ago in a wonderful way and in the dark Church interpreted as a miracle of God.
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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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  • Cute little church at the end of the stone bridge right near the old bazaar.
  • Некојпат главна и преубава катедрална црква на Македонската Православна Црква - Охридска Архиепископија каде што и јас сум венчан...патем забележено од мене
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