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Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, Skopje

(4.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
The largest Orthodox temple in Macedonia, Church of St. Clement of Ohrid draws attention for its unusual and somewhat robust exterior design: a rotunda made exclusively of domes and arches. The church was built over the course of 18 years, finally finished in 1990. A huge chandelier hanging from the dome dominates the interior with more than 400 light bulbs. See the painting of Jesus surrounded by seated prophets in the dome. The large windows are lined with acrylic crystal to keep out bright sunlight. Notice the round fountain in front of the church, a gift from the Islamic community. Make Church of St. Clement of Ohrid a centerpiece of your Skopje vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Skopje vacation route planner.
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  • Is the place you want visit away from the usual tourist routes. Anyway the big no! Scale thus quite different from other churches. Are the places we have to walk from the square.
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  • St. Clement of Ohrid located within walking distance from the central square of Skopje. This is the largest Cathedral in Skopje and probably in the whole of Macedonia. It was built long enough and opened at the beginning of the 90-x of XX century. In my opinion this is a very unusual and contemporary architectural project-Cathedral as if only consists of domes and arches. Bell Tower also has enough of the original design. Inside the Cathedral, very spacious. Beautiful iconostasis and the painting inside. Definitely recommend a visit.
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  • Unfortunately we did not enter, but only passed besides while waiting at traffic lights. Is situated beside the main boulevard and I think near main square. It looked gorgeous! 
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